deformation

Definitions of deformation
  1. noun
    alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
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    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
  2. noun
    the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)
    synonyms: contortion
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    type of:
    change of shape
    an action that changes the shape of something
  3. noun
    a change for the worse
    synonyms: distortion
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    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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