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n. Chiefly British
Variant of deflection.
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Noun1.deflexion - the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
bending, bend - movement that causes the formation of a curve
2.deflexion - the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
motion, movement - a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
3.deflexion - the property of being bent or deflected
physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
wind deflection, windage - the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
refractiveness, refractivity - the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
4.deflexion - 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"
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue