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

  Flexure \Flex"ure\ (?; 135), n. [L. flexura.]
     1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving;
        flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
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              Will it give place to flexure and low bending?
                                                    --Shak.
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     2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
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              Varying with the flexures of the valley through
              which it meandered.                   --British
                                                    Quart. Rev.
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     3. (Zool.) The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
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     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.
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     The flexure of a curve (Math.), the bending of a curve
        towards or from a straight line.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flexure
      n 1: the state of being flexed (as of a joint) [syn: flexure,
           flection, flexion]
      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, flexure, 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, flexure] [ant: extension]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "flexure":
     S-curve, angle, angularity, angularness, bend, bending, bow,
     bowing, conflexure, crease, creasing, crimp, crookedness,
     deflection, deflexure, diffraction, diffusion, dispersion,
     distortion, dog-ear, double, doubling, duplicature, flection, flex,
     flounce, fold, frill, gather, geanticline, geosyncline,
     hairpin turn, hookedness, inflection, lapel, lappet, meander,
     orthogonality, oxbow, plica, plication, plicature, ply,
     rectangularity, reflection, refraction, right-angledness,
     right-angularity, ruche, ruching, ruffle, scatter, skewness, sweep,
     torsion, tuck, turn, turning
  
  

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