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 for flexion
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flexion \Flex"ion\, 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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the state of being flexed (as of a joint) [syn: flexure,
           flection, flexion]
      2: deviation from a straight or normal course [syn:
         inflection, flection, flexion]
      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, flexure] [ant: extension]

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