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 in a sentence
measuring the angle of deflection
He scored with a deflection off another player's stick.
First Known Use of deflection
DEFLECTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of deflection for English Language Learners
: the act of changing or causing something to change direction
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