Definitions of deflection

n a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

“a deflection from his goal”
deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion
red herring
any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
Type of:
turn, turning
the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

n a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

Type of:
aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance
a state or condition markedly different from the norm

n the property of being bent or deflected

bending, deflexion
wind deflection, windage
the deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
refractiveness, refractivity
the physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
Type of:
physical property
any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions

n the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

deflexion, refraction
Type of:
bend, bending
movement that causes the formation of a curve

n the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

Type of:
motion, movement
a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

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