flexion vs flexure what difference

what is difference between flexion and flexure

English

Etymology

From Latin flexiō.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈflɛk.ʃən/

Noun

flexion (countable and uncountable, plural flexions)

  1. The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint; the counteraction of extension.
  2. The state of being bent or flexed.
  3. Deviation from straightness.
  4. (grammar, dated) The variation of words by declension, comparison, or conjugation; inflection.

Related terms

Translations


French

Etymology

From Latin flexiō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /flɛk.sjɔ̃/

Noun

flexion f (plural flexions)

  1. (grammar) inflection

Further reading

  • “flexion” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).


English

Etymology

From Latin flexura.

Noun

flexure (countable and uncountable, plural flexures)

  1. The act of bending or flexing; flexion.
  2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
    • British Quarterly Review
      varying with the flexures of the valley through which it meandered
  3. (anatomy) A curve or bend in a tubular organ.
  4. (zoology) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
  5. (astronomy) The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or subtracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.

Related terms

  • flex
  • flexural
  • flexion

Translations

References

  • The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition (2000).

Latin

Participle

flexūre

  1. vocative masculine singular of flexūrus

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