Deflection - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dɪˈflekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word deflection
Brit.  |dɪˈflɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word deflection

noun

- a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting (syn: warp)
- the amount by which a propagating wave is bent (syn: deflexion, refraction)
- the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position (syn: deflexion)
- the property of being bent or deflected (syn: bending, deflexion)
- a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)(syn: deflexion, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion)

a deflection from his goal

Examples

He scored with a deflection off another player's stick.

Word forms

noun
singular: deflection
plural: deflections
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