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Definition 1: a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) - [noun denoting act]

Samples where deflection or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a diversion from the main highway
  • a digression into irrelevant details
  • a deflection from his goal

Synonyms for deflection in the sense of this definition

(deflection is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

"he took a turn to the right"

(... is a kind of deflection ) any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

Definition 2: the property of being bent or deflected - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for deflection in the sense of this definition

(deflection is a kind of ...) any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

(... is a kind of deflection ) the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind

(... is a kind of deflection ) the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction

Definition 3: the amount by which a propagating wave is bent - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for deflection in the sense of this definition

(deflection is a kind of ...) movement that causes the formation of a curve

Definition 4: the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for deflection in the sense of this definition

(deflection is a kind of ...) a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

Definition 5: a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for deflection in the sense of this definition

(deflection is a kind of ...) a state or condition markedly different from the norm

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