What does deflection mean?

Definitions for deflectiondɪˈflɛk ʃən

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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

  5. Origin: [L. deflexio, fr. deflectere: cf. F. dflexion.]

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deflection in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deflection in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. George Takei:

    Men who improperly harass or assault do not do so because they are gay or straight -- that is a deflection, they do so because they have the power, and they chose to abuse it. Brunton told The Hollywood Reporter that he doesn’t.

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