Simple Definition of deflection
: 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
measuring the angle of deflection
He scored with a deflection off another player's stick.
First Known Use of deflection
Rhymes with deflection
abjection, advection, affection, bisection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, cross section, C-section, defection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, erection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, midsection, objection, perfection, prelection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resection, selection, subjection, subsection, trajection, transection, trisection
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