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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 flex·ure /ˈflɛkʃɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 flex·ure /ˈflɛkʃɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Flex·ure n.
 1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
    Will it give place to flexure and low bending?   --Shak.
 2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
    Varying with the flexures of the valley through which it meandered.   --British Quart. Rev.
 3. Zool. The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
 4. Astron. The small distortion of an astronomical instrument caused by the weight of its parts; the amount to be added or substracted from the observed readings of the instrument to correct them for this distortion.
 The flexure of a curve Math., the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being flexed (as of a joint) [syn: flection,
      2: an angular or rounded shape made by folding; "a fold in the
         napkin"; "a crease in his trousers"; "a plication on her
         blouse"; "a flexure of the colon"; "a bend of his elbow"
         [syn: fold, crease, plication, crimp, bend]
      3: act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones
         of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased
         [syn: flexion] [ant: extension]