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Definition of the noun bending

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noun - plural: bendings

  1. movement that causes the formation of a curve
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of bending: bend
    • more generic words: motion / movement = a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    • more specific words: deflection / refraction / deflexion = the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
  2. the property of being bent or deflected
  3. the act of bending something
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: change of shape = an action that changes the shape of something
    • more specific words:
      • flexion / flexure = act of bending a joint
      • crouch = the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
      • hunch = the act of bending yourself into a humped position
      • incurvation = the action of creating a curved shape

Alternative definition of the noun bending


  1. A motion or action that bends.

Specialised definition of the noun bending

Glossary of sports

movement form in many types of sport, especially in callisthenics; flexion occurs in the arms, legs (one- or two-sided), and in the torso (backwards, forwards, sideways). Bending enhances flexibility, as muscles, tendons, and ligaments are stretched. Bending and stretching are counterparts that are usually performed alternately. (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)


  1. Bending: In Applied mechanics, bending characterizes the behavior of a slender structural element subjected to an external load applied perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the element.
    • also known as 彎曲
  2. Bending is a manufacturing process that produces a V-shape, U-shape, or channel shape along a straight axis in ductile materials, most commonly sheet metal. Commonly used equipment include box and pan brakes, brake presses, and other specialized machine presses. Typical products that are made like this are boxes such as electrical enclosures and rectangular ductwork.

Phrases with Bending

  1. mind-bending
  2. Brain-Bending
  3. Circuit bending

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bending

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Google previewWhat Every Horse Should Know (2011)

A Training Guide to Developing a Confident and Safe Horse by Cherry Hill

Bending is a change in body position, usually the neck . Turning is change in...

Google previewArcana Cœlestia (1870)

The Heavenly Arcana Contained in the Holy Scriptures Or Word of the Lord Unfolded Beginning with the Book of Genesis Together with Wonderful Things Seen in the World of Spirits and in the Heaven of Angels

from the signification of " bowing themselves," as denoting interior humiliation; for bending is a less degree of bowing,

Moreover, bending is the humiliation of truth, that is, of those who are in truth, thus of the spiritual, and bowing is the ...

Google previewParametric Modeling with Autodesk Inventor 2015 (2014)

by Randy Shih

Bending is a process by which sheet metal can be deformed by plastically deforming the material and changing its shape. The material is stressed beyond the yield strength but below the ultimate tensile strength. With this process, the ...

Google previewParametric Modeling with SolidWorks 2014 (2014)

by Paul Schilling, Randy Shih

Bending is a process by which sheet metal can be deformed by plastically deforming the material and changing its shape. The material is stressed beyond the yield strength but below the ultimate tensile strength. With this process, the ...

Google previewMorphomechanics of Development (2014)

by Lev V. Beloussov

Lateral roots arise at the convex side of the parental root irrespectively of whether the root bending is a passive...

However, the direction of auxin net flow that underlies root tropic bending is the opposite of what one might expect if the auxin ...

Google previewParametric Modeling with NX 9 (2014)

by Randy Shih

Bending is a process by which sheet metal can be deformed by plastically deforming the material and changing its shape. The material is stressed beyond the yield strength but below the ultimate tensile strength. With this process, the ...

Google previewThe Blues Encyclopedia (2004)

by Edward Komara, Peter Lee

Bending is a technique used to alter the normal pitch of a...

Google previewIntroduction to Aircraft Aeroelasticity and Loads (2014)

by Jan R. Wright, Jonathan Edward Cooper

A related problem to bending is that of torsion, since commercial aircraft have high aspect ratio wings that have often been treated as slender members (or ' sticks') under combined bending and torsion. Later in the book, the importance of wing ...

Google previewChevelle/Elcamino Handbook HP1428 (2004)

by Editors of Chevy High Perf Mag

(Mandrel bending means that the pipes do not exhibit the “kinks,” or wrinkles. that you see in production exhaust systems.) These wrinkles significantly reduce the inside diameter of the pipe, which can reduce flow. Torque Tech also sells these ...

Google previewPhysics of Continuous Matter, Second Edition (2011)

Exotic and Everyday Phenomena in the Macroscopic World by B. Lautrup

Pure bending is an ideal that is rarely met in practice where initially straight beams can be bent and twisted by a multitude of forces. Some forces act locally, like the supports that carry a bridge; others are distributed all over the beam, like the ...

Google previewArtificial Gravity (2007)

by Gilles Clément, Angeli Bukley

C: Bending is a complex loading pattern. Here a simple 3-point bending pattern is given as an example. The loading leads to compression in the upper half of the beam, and to tension in the lower half. Note that the length of the neutral fiber ...

Google previewStructural Crashworthiness and Failure (2010)

Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Structural Crashworthiness held at the University of Liverpool, England, 14-16 April 1993 by N. Jones, T. Wierzbicki

However, almost invariably, gross bending is an underlying ingredient in the deformation process. Because CHAPTER 8 DYNAMIC COMPRESSION OF CELLULAR STRUCTURES AND ...

Google previewEncyclopedia and Handbook of Materials, Parts and Finishes, Third Edition (2016)

by Mel Schwartz

Bending. The straining of material, usually flat sheet or strip metal, by moving it around a straight axis lying in the neutral plane. Metal flow takes place within the plastic range of the metal, so that the part retains a permanent set after removal of ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1907)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention

Bending combined with shearing is the ...

Google previewSimiles Dictionary (2013)

by Elyse Sommer

DIFFICULTY Meyerson, Harvey FOOTBALL Michaels, Leonard BENDING/BENT; CLOTHING, ...

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The difficulty in life is the choice. (George Moore)
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Scrabble value of B3E1N1D2I1N1G2

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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