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Meaning of FLEX

Pronunciation:  fleks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of flexing; "he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies"
  2. [v]  form a curve; "The stick does not bend"; "Bend your knees"
  3. [v]  contract; "flex a muscle"

FLEX is a 4 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: bend
 Antonyms: straighten, unbend
 See Also: angle, arc, arch, bow, change form, change shape, contract, cower, crawl, creep, cringe, crook, crouch, curl, curl up, curve, deform, double, double over, double up, draw in, fawn, flexion, flexure, grovel, incurvate, lean, replicate, retroflex, shrink, slant, stoop, tilt, tip



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flex\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flexed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Flexing}.] [L. flexus, p. p. of flectere to bend, perh.
    flectere and akin to falx sickle, E. falchion. Cf. {Flinch}.]
    To bend; as, to flex the arm.
  2. \Flex\, n.
    Flax. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Computing Dictionary
  1. 1. Faster LEX. A reimplementation of the lex scanner generator by Vern Paxson <[email protected]>.

    flex++ produces c++ and aflex produces ada.

    FTP flex-2.3.8.tar.Z from a gnu archive site or .

    ["The FLEX Scanner Generator", Vern Paxson <[email protected]>, Systems Engineering, LBL, CA].

    2. A real-time language for dynamic environments.

    ["FLEX: Towards Flexible Real-Time Programs", K. Lin et al, Computer Langs 16(1):65-79, Jan 1991].

    3. An early object-oriented language developed for the flex machine by alan kay in about 1967. The FLEX language was a simplification of simula and a predecessor of smalltalk.

  2. A system developed by Ian Currie (Iain?) at the (then) royal signals and radar establishment at Malvern in the late 1970s. The hardware was custom and microprogrammable, with an operating system, (modular) compiler, editor, garbage collector and filing system all written in algol-68. Flex was also re-implemented on the perq(?).

    [I. F. Currie and others, "Flex Firmware", Technical Report, RSRE, Number 81009, 1981].

    [I. F. Currie, "In Praise of Procedures", RSRE, 1982].

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: arch, bend, bend back, bending, bow, bowing, cable, conflexure, contract, cord, crook, curl, curve, decurve, deflect, deflection, dome, embow, exercise, extension, flection, flexure, geanticline, geosyncline, give, hairpin turn, hook, hump, hunch, incurvate, incurve, inflect, inflection, lead, loop, meander, oxbow, recurve, reflect, reflection, reflex, retroflex, round, sag, S-curve, stretch, swag, sweep, tense, tighten, turn, turning, vault, wind, wire