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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flexion 
  n  :  the  act  of  bending  something  [syn:  {bend},  {bending},  {flex}, 
  {flection},  {inflection}] 




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