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.
Recent Examples of deflection from the Web
The Cavs had eight ball deflections and six loose ball recoveries to 16 and 22 for the Warriors.
His formula involved creative deflection and a quick wit.
Before Peoria Notre Dame could work up a challenge, the Rockets went back on the attack and Gousios kicked one in from 20 yards after getting the deflection of a ball sent by Jessica Clouser.
With four minutes remaining, a cross from substitute Xande Silva went in after a deflection from Nima Taheri to give Portugal the victory.
Assume this acceleration is constant over the time interval of the kick and use kinematic equations to estimate the horizontal deflection.
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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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