flexure vs plication what difference

what is difference between flexure and plication

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


English

Etymology

From Middle French plicacion, and its source, Latin plicatio.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /plɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

Noun

plication (countable and uncountable, plural plications)

  1. (now chiefly biology, geology) An act of folding. [from 15th c.]
  2. (now chiefly biology, geology) A fold or pleat. [from 18th c.]
    • 2004, Richard Fortey, The Earth, Folio Society 2011, p. 96:
      But the recognition of nappes set out the research project: you need not simply throw up your hands in despair at perverse plications and ceaseless crenelations in the Alps.
  3. (surgery) A surgical procedure in which a body part is strengthened or shortened by pulling together folds of excess material, and suturing them into place. [from 20th c.]

Synonyms

  • plicature

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