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  Definition of deflection
  1. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
  2. the property of being bent or deflected
  3. the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
  4. the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
  5. a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
Similar Words: diversion, deviation, digression, deflexion, divagation, bending, refraction, warp

 

Hyponyms: red herring, windage, wind deflection, refractivity, refractiveness

 

Derivational Morphology: digress, stray, divagate, wander, deflect, bend, turn away, deviate, divert, falsify, distort, garble, warp

 

 
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