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 (dē′fôr-mā′shən, dĕf′ər-)
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.
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of or relating to deformation
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Adj.1.deformational - relating to or causing change in either shape or size of a material body or geometric figure
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