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Definition 1: the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself) - [noun denoting act]

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(deformation is a kind of ...) an action that changes the shape of something

Definition 2: a change for the worse - [noun denoting event]

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(deformation is a kind of ...) the occurrence of a change for the worse

(... is a kind of deformation ) a moral or mental distortion

Definition 3: alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it - [noun denoting event]

(deformation is a kind of ...) an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

"the change was intended to increase sales" "this storm is certainly a change for the worse" "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago"

(... is a kind of deformation ) (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

"the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"

(... is a kind of deformation ) (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

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