Flex"ure (?; 135), n. [L. flexura.]
The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
Will it give place to flexure and low bending?
A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
Varying with the flexures of the valley through which it meandered.
British Quart. Rev.
The last joint, or bend, of the wing of a bird.
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.
The flexure of a curve Math., the bending of a curve towards or from a straight line.
© Webster 1913.