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intr. & tr.v. de·flect·ed, de·flect·ing, de·flects
To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.

[Latin dēflectere : dē-, de- + flectere, to bend.]

de·flect′a·ble adj.
de·flec′tive adj.
de·flec′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deflective - capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"


adjablenkend; (Phys) → beugend
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It may be seen more as a deflective action in light of the meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris which starts on 18th February.
Courts of appeals have been consistent in adopting this deflective posture even when American citizens have been involved.
Install 100m of raised deflective kerb adjacent to the southbound kerbside lane.
Deflective Negationism, for example, transferred the responsibility for the perpetration of crimes to members of other nations and minimized own-nation participation in them to insignificant local "aberrations"; the deflection comprised either attribution of responsibility to Germans alone or to "fringes" in one's own society, but also the transformation of victims (the Jews) into perpetrators.
8 This scheme may allow the practitioner to improve the like hood of maximal intercuspation, avoid deflective occlusal contacts, determine cusp height for selective occlusal reshaping and achieve a natural and pleasing appearance.
Ratifying UNCLOS would also eliminate a perennial source of deflective criticism by China and understandable concern on the part of U.
While Nostrum[19, 20] have TDM based deflective routing algorithm.
Unlike nearly all its sister states, Iowa has a deflective routing system in which all appeals originate in the Supreme Court, and the overwhelming majority are transferred to the Court of Appeals for disposition.
I looked at the poems again and could see how I had sabotaged their unfolding: the discourse and imagery of sadomasochism, a subculture in which I've never been an active participant, can become a tic; wordplay can devolve into emotionally deflective gibberish.
Other forms of mitigation to reduce the momentum and subsequent cloud distance from a jetting and flashing release can be pipe-rack barriers, installing piping in trenches, or the use of shrouds or other deflective objects.
This is usually achieved by the use of either chairside appliances, deflective or cushioning padding, simple or casted insoles.
The threat' is like a diamond; many edges and angles visible but deflective too easy to bring forward push back; make unstable