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flection

[flek-shuh n] /ˈflɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of bending.
2.
the state of being bent.
3.
a bend; bent part.
4.
Anatomy, flexion.
5.
Grammar, inflection (def 2).
Also, especially British, flexion (for defs 1–3).
Origin
< Latin flexiōn- (stem of flexiō) a bending, turning, change. See flex, -ion
Related forms
flectional, adjective
flectionless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flectionless

flection

/ˈflɛkʃən/
noun
1.
the act of bending or the state of being bent
2.
something bent; bend
3.
(grammar) a less common word for inflection
See also flexion
Derived Forms
flectional, adjective
flectionless, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Latin flexiō a bending, from flectere to curve, bow
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