deflection

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

de·flec·tion

noun \di-ˈflek-shən, dē-\

: the act of changing or causing something to change direction

Full Definition of DEFLECTION

1
:  a turning aside or off course :  deviation
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.

First Known Use of DEFLECTION

1605

de·flec·tion

noun \di-ˈflek-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEFLECTION

1
: a turning aside or deviation from a straight line
2
: the departure of an indicator or pointer from the zero reading on the scale of an instrument
de·flect \di-ˈflekt\ verb

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