AskDefine | Define deflection

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1 a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting [syn: warp]
2 the amount by which a propagating wave is bent [syn: deflexion, refraction]
3 the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position [syn: deflexion]
4 the property of being bent or deflected [syn: deflexion, bending]
5 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" [syn: diversion, deviation, digression, deflexion, divagation]

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  1. The act of deflecting or something deflected.
  2. The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.

Extensive Definition

Deflection or deflexion may refer to:
deflection in German: Ablenkung
deflection in Spanish: Pendientes y deformaciones en vigas
deflection in French: Flexion (matériau)

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