Definitions for deflectiondɪˈflɛk ʃən
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a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
deflection, deflexion, refraction(noun)
the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
deflection, deflexion, bending(noun)
the property of being bent or deflected
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"
The act of deflecting or something deflected.
The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.
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
the deviation of a shot or ball from its true course
a deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction
the bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load
Origin: [L. deflexio, fr. deflectere: cf. F. dflexion.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
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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