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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bending, bendnoun

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

  2. deflection, deflexion, bendingnoun

    the property of being bent or deflected

  3. bendingnoun

    the act of bending something

Wiktionary

  1. bendingnoun

    A motion or action that bends.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bending

    of Bend

  2. Bendingnoun

    the marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands

Freebase

  1. Bending

    In engineering mechanics, bending characterizes the behavior of a slender structural element subjected to an external load applied perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the element. The structural element is assumed to be such that at least one of its dimensions is a small fraction, typically 1/10 or less, of the other two. When the length is considerably longer than the width and the thickness, the element is called a beam. For example, a closet rod sagging under the weight of clothes on clothes hangers is an example of a beam experiencing bending. On the other hand, a shell is a structure of any geometric form where the length and the width are of the same order of magnitude but the thickness of the structure is considerably smaller. A large diameter, but thin-walled, short tube supported at its ends and loaded laterally is an example of a shell experiencing bending. In the absence of a qualifier, the term bending is ambiguous because bending can occur locally in all objects. To make the usage of the term more precise, engineers refer to the bending of rods, the bending of beams, the bending of plates, the bending of shells and so on.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bending in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bending in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bending in a Sentence

  1. Aesop:

    The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.

  2. Glen Giovannetti:

    This is concerning in terms of trying to tackle improved quality of care and improved access to care, and in terms of bending the cost curve, there's lots and lots of research done on drug development and much less done on whether one course of treatment is better than another.

  3. Matt Lauer:

    Keep bending over like that, it’s a nice view.

  4. Auguste Rodin:

    The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms, Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.

  5. Ian Storey:

    It appears the tribunal panel is bending over backwards to accommodate China's interests and appear even-handed to both the Philippines and China.

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