Definitions for deflectiondɪˈflɛk ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•flec•tiondɪˈflɛk 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deflection, warp(noun)

    a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

  2. deflection, deflexion, refraction(noun)

    the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

  3. deflection, deflexion(noun)

    the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

  4. deflection, deflexion, bending(noun)

    the property of being bent or deflected

  5. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation(noun)

    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"


  1. deflection(Noun)

    The act of deflecting or something deflected.

  2. deflection(Noun)

    The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deflection(noun)

    the act of turning aside, or state of being turned aside; a turning from a right line or proper course; a bending, esp. downward; deviation

  2. Deflection(noun)

    the deviation of a shot or ball from its true course

  3. Deflection(noun)

    a deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction

  4. Deflection(noun)

    the bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Deflection

    In magnetism the movement out of the plane of the magnetic meridian of a magnetic needle, due to disturbance by or attraction towards a mass of iron or another magnet.

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