deformation

Definitions of deformation
1

n alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

Types:
shear
(physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
strain
(physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
overstrain
too much strain
Type of:
alteration, change, modification
an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another

n the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)

Synonyms:
contortion
Type of:
change of shape
an action that changes the shape of something

n a change for the worse

Synonyms:
distortion
Types:
warp, warping
a moral or mental distortion
Type of:
damage, harm, impairment
the occurrence of a change for the worse

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