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Bend,

city (1990 pop. 20,469), seat of Deschutes co., W central Oregon, on the Deschutes River, at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range; inc. 1904. Lumbering is the primary industry, and tourism is also important. Bend is the headquarters for Deschutes National Forest, which encompasses Newberry National Volcanic Monument.

bend

[bend]
(design engineering)
The characteristic of an object, such as a machine part, that is curved.
A section of pipe that is curved.
A knot formed by a rope fastened to an object or another rope.
(electromagnetism)
A smooth change in the direction of the longitudinal axis of a waveguide.
(geology)
A curve or turn occurring in a stream course, bed, or channel which has not yet become a meander.
The land area partly encircled by a bend or meander.
(navigation)
The departure of a defined navigation course or bearing from a straight line.

pipe bend

A pipe fitting, 1 used to achieve a change in direction.

bend

Nautical a knot or eye in a line for joining it to another or to an object
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With the world's thinnest bendable and rollable full-color AMOLED flexible display for smartphones as pioneered by Royole Corporation, the display industry revolution may be soon accelerated.
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A unique combination of arts and crafts and construction toys, these funky items combine colorful, bendable, and big fuzzy noodles--Fuzzoodles--with wacky features like crazy eyes and big-time toothy smiles, along with cool accessories such as bowties and purses.
Murdock Design features retro-colored orange, purple and fuchsia wool yarn pompom flowers ($4 each) perched atop bendable wire.
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