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BENDING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bending mean? 

BENDING (noun)
  The noun BENDING has 3 senses:

1. movement that causes the formation of a curve
2. the property of being bent or deflected
3. the act of bending something

  Familiarity information: BENDING used as a noun is uncommon.


BENDING (adjective)
  The adjective BENDING has 1 sense:

1. not remaining rigid or straight

  Familiarity information: BENDING used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BENDING (noun)


Sense 1bending [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Movement that causes the formation of a curve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

bending; bend

Hypernyms ("bending" is a kind of...):

motion; movement (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bending"):

deflection; deflexion; refraction (the amount by which a propagating wave is bent)


Sense 2bending [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of being bent or deflected

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

bending; deflexion; deflection

Hypernyms ("bending" is a kind of...):

physical property (a property used to characterize physical objects)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bending"):

wind deflection; windage (the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind)

refractiveness; refractivity (the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction)


Sense 3bending [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of bending something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("bending" is a kind of...):

change of shape (an action that changes the shape of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bending"):

flexion; flexure (act of bending a joint; especially a joint between the bones of a limb so that the angle between them is decreased)

crouch (the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body)

hunch (the act of bending yourself up together)

incurvation (the action of creating a curved shape)


BENDING (adjective)


Sense 1bending [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not remaining rigid or straight

Context example:

tried to support his weight on a bending cane

Similar:

crooked (having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned)


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