American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of flexion.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of bending.
- n. A bending; a part bent; a curve.
- n. A turn; a cast; a motion or glance.
- n. In grammar, the variation of the form of words, as by declension or conjugation. See inflection.
- n. In anatomy, that motion of a joint which brings the connected parts continually nearer together: specifically said of the action of any flexor muscle: opposed to extension.
- n. In geometry, same as flexure, 1.
- n. alternative spelling of flexion.
- n. The state of being bent or flexed.
- n. Deviation from straightness.
- n. grammar, dated The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of bending, or state of being bent.
- n. The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.
- n. the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
- n. deviation from a straight or normal course
- An alteration of flexion, from Latin. (Wiktionary)
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“He eyed with dissatisfaction his own re - flection in the highly polished pewter mug.”
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“The two meanings illustrate the difference between contemplation and action, philosophical re - flection and practical conduct.”
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