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Definition of 'deflection'

Noun

  1. a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
       Synonyms: warp
  2. the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
       Synonyms: deflexion refraction
  3. the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
       Synonyms: deflexion
  4. the property of being bent or deflected
       Synonyms: deflexion bending
  5. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
       Synonyms: diversion deviation digression deflexion divagation


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