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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: flexure (0.01044 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to flexure.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: flexure flexure n 1: the state of being flexed (as of a joint) [syn: flection, flexion] 2: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; “a fold in the napkin”; “a crease in his trousers”; “a plication on her blouse”; “a flexure of the colon”; “a bend of his elbow” [syn: fold, crease, plication, crimp, bend] 3: act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased [syn: flexion] [ant: extension]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Flexure Flexure \Flex"ure\ (?; 135), n. [L. flexura.] 1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending. [1913 Webster] Will it give place to flexure and low bending? --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve. [1913 Webster] Varying with the flexures of the valley through which it meandered. --British Quart. Rev. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo["o]l.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird. [1913 Webster] 4. (Astron.) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or substracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion. [1913 Webster] The flexure of a curve (Math.), the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line. [1913 Webster]

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