flectional, adj.flectionless, adj.
/flek"sheuhn/, n.
1. the act of bending.
2. the state of being bent.
3. a bend; bent part.
4. Anat. flexion.
5. Gram. inflection (def. 2).
Also, esp. Brit., flexion (for defs. 1-3).
[ < L flexion- (s. of flexio) a bending, turning, change. See FLEX, -ION]

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