Webster 1913 Edition
The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
Will it give place to
flexureand low bending?
A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
Varying with the
flexuresof the valley through which it meandered.
British Quart. Rev.
The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
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
the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A winding or bending; the form of bending; as the flexure of a joint.
2.The act of bending.
3.The part bent; a joint.
4.The bending of the body; obsequious or servile cringe.