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Noun: deflection  di'flek-shun
  1. The property of being bent or deflected
    - deflexion [Brit], bending
  2. The amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    - deflexion [Brit], refraction
  3. The movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    - deflexion [Brit]
  4. A turning aside (of your course, attention or concern)
    "a deflection from his goal";
    - diversion, deviation, digression, deflexion [Brit], divagation
  5. A twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    - warp

Derived forms: deflections

Type of: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, bend, bending, deviance, deviancy, motion, movement, physical property, turn, turning

Encyclopedia: Deflection