What does deflective mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deflective, refractiveadjective

    capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)


  1. deflectiveadjective

    capable of causing deflection.


  1. deflective

    Deflective refers to something causing or capable of causing someone or something to change direction or course, usually by turning aside or diverting it. It can also refer to a situation or action intended to distract or draw away attention from something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Deflectiveadjective

    causing deflection

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of deflective in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of deflective in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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