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English Dictionary: Flexion by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
flexion
n
  1. the state of being flexed (as of a joint) [syn: flexure, flection, flexion]
  2. deviation from a straight or normal course
    Synonym(s): inflection, flection, flexion
  3. act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
    Synonym(s): flexion, flexure
    Antonym(s): extension
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Flexion \Flex"ion\, n. [L. flexio: cf. F. flexion.]
      1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
  
      2. A bending; a part bent; a fold. --Bacon.
  
      3. (Gram.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by
            declension or conjugation; inflection.
  
                     Express the syntactical relations by flexion. --Sir
                                                                              W. Hamilton.
  
      4. (Physiol.) The bending of a limb or joint; that motion of
            a joint which gives the distal member a continually
            decreasing angle with the axis of the proximal part; --
            distinguished from extension.
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