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deflection

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noun de·flec·tion \di-ˈflek-shən, dē-\

Simple Definition of deflection

  • : the act of changing or causing something to change direction

Full Definition of deflection

  1. 1 :  a turning aside or off course :  deviation

  2. 2 :  the departure of an indicator or pointer from the zero reading on the scale of an instrument

Examples of deflection

  1. measuring the angle of deflection

  2. He scored with a deflection off another player's stick.



1605

First Known Use of deflection

1605


Medical Dictionary

deflection

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noun de·flec·tion \di-ˈflek-shən\

Medical Definition of deflection

  1. 1:  a turning aside or deviation from a straight line

  2. 2:  the departure of an indicator or pointer from the zero reading on the scale of an instrument

  3. de·flect \di-ˈflekt\play verb





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