contraflexure

noun

con·​tra·​flexure
¦kän‧trə+
: 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

Word History

Etymology

contra- + flexure

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“Contraflexure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contraflexure. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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