flexure

  • 1 FLEXURE — Déformation plicative dans laquelle des couches plus ou moins horizontales, placées à des niveaux différents, se raccordent par une pente continue, c’est à dire sans qu’il y ait de failles ou de recouvrements. Cette définition, s’appliquant… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 flexure — [flek′shər] n. [L flexura] 1. a bending, curving, or flexing, as of a heavy object under its own weight 2. a bend, curve, or fold flexural adj …

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  • 4 flexure — A bend, as in an organ or structure. SYN: flexura [TA]. [L. flexura] anorectal f. [TA] the anteroposterior curve or angle, with convesity directed anteriorly, of the anorectal junction; tonus of the puborectalis (muscle) produces the …

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  • 5 flexure — išlinkis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. bend; flexure vok. Biegung, f; Bogen, m; Krümmung, f rus. изгиб, m pranc. coude, m …

    Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • 6 flexure — Bending. Also see stiffness under flexure …

    Dictionary of automotive terms

  • 7 flexure — noun Date: 1592 1. the quality or state of being flexed ; flexion 2. turn, bend, fold …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 8 flexure — a bending, e.g. of the vertebral column, found in both wild and cultivated fishes …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 9 flexure — n. [L. flexura, a winding] 1. A bending. 2. (MOLLUSCA) The progressing folding or warping of one or both valves …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 10 flexure — flexural, adj. /flek sheuhr/, n. 1. the act of flexing or bending. 2. the state of being flexed or bent. 3. the part bent; bend; fold. [1585 95; < L flexura a bending, turning, winding. See FLEX1, URE] * * * …

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  • 11 flexure — noun a) The act of bending or flexing; flexion. b) A curve or bend in a tubular organ. See Also: flex, flexural, flexion …

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  • 12 flexure —    A bend in a stratum with one flank or limb only [16] …

    Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • 13 flexure — Synonyms and related words: S curve, angle, angularity, angularness, bend, bending, bow, bowing, conflexure, crease, creasing, crimp, crookedness, deflection, deflexure, diffraction, diffusion, dispersion, distortion, dog ear, double, doubling,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 flexure — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Obsolete. The quality or state of being flexible: bounce, ductility, elasticity, flexibility, flexibleness, give, malleability, malleableness, plasticity, pliability, pliableness, pliancy, pliantness, resilience,… …

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  • 15 flexure — bending deformation, i.e., deformation by increasing curvature …

    Mechanics glossary

  • 16 flexure — n. bowing; bending; bend; act of bending …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 flexure — [ flɛkʃə] noun chiefly Anatomy & Geology 1》 the action of bending or curving, or the condition of being bent or curved. 2》 a bent or curved participle Derivatives flexural adjective Origin C16: from L. flexura, from flectere to bend …

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  • 18 flexure — n. 1. Bending, curving, incurvating, incurvation. 2. Bend, crook, turn, fold, winding, incurvation, curvature. 3. Curvature, mode of bending, rate of incurvation …

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  • 19 flexure — n 1. bending, flexing, curving, incurvation, sinuosity, Anat. flexion. 2. bend, crook, hook, elbow, horseshoe; arcuation, bow, arc, crescent, meniscus, lunula; turn, curvature, sweep, curve; fold, loop, festoon, curl, twist …

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  • 20 flexure — flex·ure …

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