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RETROFLECTION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does retroflection mean? 

RETROFLECTION (noun)
  The noun RETROFLECTION has 3 senses:

1. a turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part
2. an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
3. the act of bending backward

  Familiarity information: RETROFLECTION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RETROFLECTION (noun)


Sense 1retroflection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A turning or tilting backward of an organ or body part

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

retroflection; retroflexion; retroversion

Context example:

retroversion of the uterus

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

abnormal condition; abnormalcy; abnormality (an abnormal condition)


Sense 2retroflection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

retroflection; retroflexion

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

articulation (the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech)


Sense 3retroflection [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of bending backward

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

retroflection; retroflexion

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

motility; motion; move; movement (a change of position that does not entail a change of location)


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