(?), n. [L. flexio: cf. F. flexion.] 1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning.
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2. A bending; a part bent; a fold. Bacon.
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3. (Gram.) Syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection.
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Express the syntactical relations by flexion.
Sir W. Hamilton.
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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.
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