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English noun: deflection

1. deflection (state) a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting


Synonymswarp


Broader (hypernym)aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance

2. deflection (event) the amount by which a propagating wave is bent


Synonymsdeflexion, refraction


Broader (hypernym)bend, bending

3. deflection (event) the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position


Synonymsdeflexion


Broader (hypernym)motion, movement

4. deflection (attribute) the property of being bent or deflected


Synonymsbending, deflexion


Broader (hypernym)physical property


Narrower (hyponym)refractiveness, refractivity, wind deflection, windage

5. deflection (act) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)


SamplesA diversion from the main highway.
A digression into irrelevant details.
A deflection from his goal.


Synonymsdeflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning


Narrower (hyponym)red herring









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