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de·flec·tion

 (dĭ-flĕk′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of deflecting or the condition of being deflected.
b. Sports A shot or pass that is sent without stopping in a different direction by a second offensive player.
2.
a. Deviation or a specified amount of deviation.
b. The deviation of an indicator of a measuring instrument from zero or from its normal position.
c. The movement of a structure or structural part as a result of stress.

deflection

(dɪˈflɛkʃən) or

deflexion

n
1. the act of deflecting or the state of being deflected
2. the amount of deviation caused by a deflection
3. (General Physics) the change in direction of a light beam as it crosses a boundary between two media with different refractive indexes
4. (General Physics) a deviation of the indicator of a measuring instrument from its zero position
5. (General Engineering) the movement of a structure or structural member when subjected to a load
deˈflective adj

de•flec•tion

(dɪˈflɛk ʃən)

n.
1. the act or state of deflecting or the state of being deflected.
2. amount of deviation.
3. the deviation of the indicator of an instrument from the position taken as zero.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deflection - a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance - a state or condition markedly different from the norm
2.deflection - the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
bending, bend - movement that causes the formation of a curve
3.deflection - 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
4.deflection - 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
5.deflection - 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

deflection

noun deviation, bending, veering, swerving, divergence, turning aside, refraction, declination the deflection of light as it passes through the slits in the grating
Translations
إنْحِراف
odchylkaodklonění
afbøjningafledning
elhajlás
hliîarsveigja
sapmayön değiştirme

deflection

[dɪˈflekʃən] Ndesvío m, desviación f

deflection

[dɪˈflɛkʃən] n
[light] → déviation f
[ball, kick, shot] → déviation f

deflection

nAblenkung f; (of ball)Ablenkung f, → Abfälschung f; (of air current)Ableitung f; (Phys, of light) → Beugung f

deflect

(diˈflekt) verb
to turn aside (from a fixed course or direction). He deflected the blow with his arm.
deˈflection (-ʃən) noun

de·flec·tion

n. deflexión, desviación, desvío;
diversión inconsciente de ideas.
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