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Flexure meaning

flexure - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of flexing or bending; a turning or curving; flexion; hence, obsequious bowing or bending.
  2. 2. A turn; a bend; a fold; a curve.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. A bending; turn.

flexure - examples of usage

  1. It is found in practice that a journal wears better in proportion as its length exceeds its diameter, providing that the stress is not sufficient to cause sensible flexure, because in that case the pressure is reduced at that part of the journal where the most flexure occurs, and increased where the journal is most rigid. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  2. In the case of crank- pins the pin cannot be held sufficiently rigidly to prevent spring or flexure; hence it is desirable to limit its length so that its pressure shall be as short a leverage as possible to the crank. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
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