English noun: deflexion
|1.||deflexion (event) the amount by which a propagating wave is bent|
|Broader (hypernym)||bend, bending|
|2.||deflexion (event) the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position|
|Broader (hypernym)||motion, movement|
|3.||deflexion (attribute) the property of being bent or deflected|
|Broader (hypernym)||physical property|
|Narrower (hyponym)||refractiveness, refractivity, wind deflection, windage|
|4.||deflexion (act) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)|
|Samples||A diversion from the main highway.|
A digression into irrelevant details.
A deflection from his goal.
|Synonyms||deflection, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion|
|Broader (hypernym)||turn, turning|
|Narrower (hyponym)||red herring|