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Definition of Flexure


  1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
  2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
  3. The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
  4. 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.

Flexure Translations

flexure in German is Biegen