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de·for·ma·tion

 (dē′fôr-mā′shən, dĕf′ər-)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of deforming.
b. The condition of being deformed.
2. An alteration of form for the worse.
3. Physics
a. An alteration of shape, as by pressure or stress.
b. The shape that results from such an alteration.

de′for·ma′tion·al adj.

deformation

(ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the act of deforming; distortion
2. the result of deforming; a change in form, esp for the worse
3. (General Physics) a change in the dimensions of an object resulting from a stress

de•for•ma•tion

(ˌdi fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɛf ər-)

n.
1. the act of deforming; distortion; disfigurement.
2. the result of deforming; change of form, esp. for the worse.
3. an altered form.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin]
de`for•ma′tion•al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deformation - a change for the worsedeformation - a change for the worse    
damage, impairment, harm - the occurrence of a change for the worse
warping, warp - a moral or mental distortion
2.deformation - alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
alteration, change, modification - an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"
shear - (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves; "the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"
strain - (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
3.deformation - the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)deformation - the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
change of shape - an action that changes the shape of something

deformation

noun distortion, warping, contortion, malformation, disfiguration, misshapenness The deformation of his body was the result of a disease.
Translations
Kontinuumsmechanik

deformation

[ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən] Ndeformación f

deformation

[ˌdiːfɔːrˈmeɪʃən] ndéformation f

deformation

nDeformierung f, → Deformation f, → Verunstaltung f; (Tech) → Verformung f

de·for·ma·tion

n. deformacción, alteracción de una forma o estructura.
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