deflection

Definitions of deflection
  1. noun
    a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    “a deflection from his goal”
    synonyms: deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion
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    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
  2. noun
    a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    synonyms: warp
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    type of:
    aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance
    a state or condition markedly different from the norm
  3. noun
    the property of being bent or deflected
    synonyms: bending, deflexion
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    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
  4. noun
    the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    synonyms: deflexion, refraction
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    type of:
    bend, bending
    movement that causes the formation of a curve
  5. noun
    the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    synonyms: deflexion
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    type of:
    motion, movement
    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
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