deflection

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

“a deflection from his goal”
Synonyms:
deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion
Types:
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

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

n the property of being bent or deflected

Synonyms:
bending, deflexion
Types:
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

Synonyms:
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

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

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