What does Flexion mean?

Definitions for Flexionˈflɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flexure, flection, flexion(noun)

    the state of being flexed (as of a joint)

  2. inflection, flection, flexion(noun)

    deviation from a straight or normal course

  3. flexion, flexure(noun)

    act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased


  1. flexion(Noun)

    The act of bending a joint, especially a bone joint. The counteraction of extension.

  2. Origin: From flexio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flexion(noun)

    the act of flexing or bending; a turning

  2. Flexion(noun)

    a bending; a part bent; a fold

  3. Flexion(noun)

    syntactical change of form of words, as by declension or conjugation; inflection

  4. Flexion(noun)

    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

  5. Origin: [L. flexio: cf. F. flexion.]


  1. Flexion

    In anatomy, flexion is a joint movement that decreases the angle between the bones that converge at the joint. For example, a person's elbow joint is flexed when the hand is brought nearer to the shoulder. Flexion may be instigated by muscle contraction. A muscle that flexes a joint is called a flexor. In joint extension, the opposite of joint flexion, the angle of the joint increases.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flexion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Flexion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan Hedge:

    The problem with standing [at work] is that when you raise desk height for keyboard/mouse use, you need to also raise screen height about the desk or you get neck flexion, neck flexion.

  2. Randy Shelerud:

    The main advantage is that there is direct support on the mid-cervical spine with these pillows, which allows less pressure on the cervical facets in the mid spine. The airline seats force one’s head into a bit of flexion not allowing the cervical spinal musculature [ basically all muscles running along the spine ] the ability to completely relax.

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