Etymology
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flexure (n.)

1590s, "action of flexing or bending," from Latin flextura, from flectere "to bend" (see flexible). From 1620s as "flexed or bent condition; direction in which something is bent." Picked up in mathematics (1670s), geology (1833).

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Definitions of flexure

flexure (n.)
the state of being flexed (as of a joint);
Synonyms: flection / flexion
flexure (n.)
an angular or rounded shape made by folding;
a flexure of the colon
Synonyms: fold / crease / plication / crimp / bend
flexure (n.)
act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased;
Synonyms: flexion
From wordnet.princeton.edu