deflection


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in classic literature ?
The hilltop, the cool air of the night, the company of the great monuments, the sight of the city under his feet, with its hills and valleys and crossing files of lamps, drew him by all he had of the poetic, and he turned that way; and by that quite innocent deflection, ripened the crop of his venial errors for the sickle of destiny.
Both Miranda and Jane had taken cold and decided that they could not leave the house in such weather, and this deflection from the path of duty worried Miranda, since she was an officer of the society.
The spectators suppose the sudden deflection to be caused by a shot, perhaps a wound; but take this field-glass and you will observe that he is riding toward a break in the wall and hedge.
All the marvelous conclusions they have reached about the distances, weights, movements, and deflections of the heavenly bodies are only founded on the apparent motions of the heavenly bodies about a stationary earth, on that very motion I see before me now, which has been so for millions of men during long ages, and was and will be always alike, and can always be trusted.
The distance between Bombay and Calcutta, as the bird flies, is only from one thousand to eleven hundred miles; but the deflections of the road increase this distance by more than a third.
Those performances which had been witnessed by his fellows marched now in wide purple and gold, having various deflections.
None of the deflection elbows has needed replacing after being installed in May 2013, eliminating the cost of replacements, labor, and downtime," says Joanis.
With this information, the engineer can calculate deflection (see Equation 2).
Rober Ober & Associates has evolved its own installation procedures based on the historic longevity of the deflection elbow's wear resistance in client plants.
The RibEye Multi-point Deflection Measurement System [3] was installed into both AF05s in the hope of enabling improved resolution for chest deflection.
He concluded that the effect of foundation inertia on the central deflection of the finite plate is not considerable.
For small deflections of a beam, often a linear relationship between angle, deflection, and force is enough to model the behavior, but with large deflections the problem clearly becomes nonlinear.