noun con·tra·flexure \¦kän‧trə+\

Definition of contraflexure

  1. :  a bending in opposite directions like the curve of an ogee; also :  the point where this occurs :  a point of contrary flexure or inflexion that in a fixed beam is a point of zero bending moment

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Origin and Etymology of contraflexure

contra- + flexure

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