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Noun: deflexion  di'flek-shun
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: deflection)
  1. The amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    - deflection, refraction
  2. The movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    - deflection
  3. The property of being bent or deflected
    - deflection, bending
  4. A turning aside (of your course, attention or concern)
    - diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, divagation

Derived forms: deflexions

Type of: bend, bending, motion, movement, physical property, turn, turning

Encyclopedia: Deflexion