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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bending, bend(noun)

    movement that causes the formation of a curve

  2. deflection, deflexion, bending(noun)

    the property of being bent or deflected

  3. bending(noun)

    the act of bending something

Wiktionary

  1. bending(Noun)

    A motion or action that bends.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bending

    of Bend

  2. Bending(noun)

    the marking of the clothes with stripes or horizontal bands

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  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. Nadine Gordimer:

    The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.

  2. Kathie Lee Gifford:

    I was putting my contact lenses in, and I'm bending over at the thing, and I had nothing but my shorts on, and she made some comment...about something about, 'I've seen a lot of tight ends...' but just kept right on walking down the hall, and I asked who that was, and it was Kathie Lee Johnson. And I'd seen her on television, and I could not believe how unbelievably up she was. But that's her.

  3. 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.

  4. Guy Houlsby:

    The original Darrieus turbine has blades that are parallel to the axis of rotation, and that means that the loads in the blades are carried entirely by bending of the blades. That results in very high stresses, the re-design that we've done changes the blades so that they form this triangulated structure, and that's a very stiff and very strong structural form. And that means that the loads in the blades are principally carried by axial forces and that means that the stresses are much lower.

  5. Andre Bakhos:

    You would think that a 6 percent China move amid the recent currency adjustments would have netted a more negative result, when we approach downside sell-offs the market is bending but not breaking and when we get towards the upper end of the range there is not enough to push it through, so it's been a rubber band kind of mentality.

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