What does bending mean?

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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

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.

How to say bending in sign language?

  1. bending

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. Matt Lauer:

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

  2. Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.

  3. Dennis Liu:

    It’s like bending the rules. A lot of people were doing this.

  4. Robert G. Ingersoll:

    He stands erect by bending over the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

  5. Robert Sidoti:

    We rarely go into poses that require deep forward bending, twisting and binding.

Images & Illustrations of bending

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