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

  Flex \Flex\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flexed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Flexing.] [L. flexus, p. p. of flectere to bend, perh.
     flectere and akin to falx sickle, E. falchion. Cf. Flinch.]
     To bend; as, to flex the arm.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flex \Flex\, n.
     Flax. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress
           the ladies"
      v 1: contract; "flex a muscle"
      2: exhibit the strength of; "The victorious army flexes its
      3: form a curve; "The stick does not bend" [syn: bend, flex]
         [ant: straighten, unbend]
      4: bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees" [syn:
         flex, bend]
      5: cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form;
         "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong
         man could turn an iron bar" [syn: flex, bend, deform,
         twist, turn] [ant: unbend]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  55 Moby Thesaurus words for "flex":
     S-curve, arch, bend, bend back, bending, bow, bowing, cable,
     conflexure, contract, cord, crook, curl, curve, decurve, deflect,
     deflection, dome, embow, exercise, extension, flection, flexure,
     geanticline, geosyncline, give, hairpin turn, hook, hump, hunch,
     incurvate, incurve, inflect, inflection, lead, loop, meander,
     oxbow, recurve, reflect, reflection, reflex, retroflex, round, sag,
     stretch, swag, sweep, tense, tighten, turn, turning, vault, wind,

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      1. Faster LEX.
     2. A real-time language for dynamic environments.
     ["FLEX: Towards Flexible Real-Time Programs", K. Lin et al,
     Computer Langs 16(1):65-79, Jan 1991].
     3. An early object-oriented language developed for the
     FLEX machine by Alan Kay in about 1967.  The FLEX language
     was a simplification of Simula and a predecessor of

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A system developed by Ian Currie (Iain?)
     at the (then) Royal Signals and Radar Establishment at
     Malvern in the late 1970s.  The hardware was custom and
     microprogrammable, with an operating system, (modular)
     compiler, editor, garbage collector and filing system
     all written in Algol-68.  Flex was also re-implemented on
     the Perq(?).
     [I. F. Currie and others, "Flex Firmware", Technical Report,
     RSRE, Number 81009, 1981].
     [I. F. Currie, "In Praise of Procedures", RSRE, 1982].

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