Flex meaning

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To exhibit or show off the strength of.
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To bend (something pliant or elastic).
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The definition of a flex is a British term for an electrical wire that is bendable and has insulation.

An example of a flex is a twisted pair.

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To bend.
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Flex is defined as to bend or tense a muscle or body part, or to show the strength of something.

An example of flex is to bend the knee.

An example of flex is to show off your memory; flex your memory skills.

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(chiefly british) Flexible insulated electric cord.
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The act or an instance of flexing; a bending.
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Flexibility.

A schedule with a lot of flex.

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To bend (an arm, knee, etc.)
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To tense (a muscle) by contraction.
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(brit.) Flexible, insulated electric cord.
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To bend.
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To contract a muscle.
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A development system for Flash-based applications from Adobe. Introduced in 2004 as a J2EE application, Flex compiles ActionScript programming code and XML-based user interface descriptions (MXML) into binary Flash files (.SWF files). It also includes a variety of user interface functions for creating rich client applications. See Adobe AIR, Flash, MXML and ActionScript.
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A set of proprietary (Motorola) protocols for radio paging systems, FLEX largely has replaced POCSAG in the United States, and has become the de facto standard throughout most of the world, excepting Western Europe, where the ERMES standard is favored. FLEX solutions support duplex messaging and data transmission. FLEX supports as many as 5 billion addresses, with up to 600,000 supported per channel.The FLEX family of protocols includes the following.
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(uncountable) Flexibility, pliancy.
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(countable) The act of flexing.
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(uncountable, chiefly UK) Any flexible insulated electrical wiring.
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(countable, geometry) A point of inflection.
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To bend something.
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To repeatedly bend one of one's joints.
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To move part of the body using one's muscles.
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(bodybuilding) To tighten the muscles for display of size or strength.
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To move a joint so that the parts it connects approach each other.
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(informal) flex (one's) muscles
  • To exhibit or show off one's strength.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of flex

  • Latin flectere flex- to bend

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin flexus, past participle of flectere (“to bend”).

    From Wiktionary