Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See circumflection.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of bending, or causing to assume a curved form.
  • noun A winding about; a turning; a circuity; a fold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of bending, or causing to assume a curved form.
  • noun A winding about; a turning or fold.

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Examples

  • Lateral dislocations may be reduced by circumflexion or excalcitration, or by extension (but this is most applicable in dislocation backward), but also by moderate extension.

    Instruments Of Reduction

  • We are now going upon a long journey to the north, whereby I desire you will redouble your care and circumflexion, that the family may be well managed in our absence; for, you know, you must render account, not only to your earthly master, but also to him that is above; and if you are found a good and faithful sarvant, great will be your reward in haven.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The methods of reduction are-by circumflexion, or by rapid excalcitration, or by rolling a fillet into a ball, placing it in the ham, and then letting the patient’s body suddenly drop down on his knees: this mode applies best in dislocations backward.

    Instruments Of Reduction

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