Dictionary Results for deflection

1. deflection - noun

· a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

Synonym(s): warp

Hypernym(s): aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance

2. deflection - noun

· the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

Synonym(s): deflexion, refraction

Hypernym(s): bending, bend

3. deflection - noun

· the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

Synonym(s): deflexion

Hypernym(s): movement, motion

4. deflection - noun

· the property of being bent or deflected

Synonym(s): deflexion, bending

Hypernym(s): physical_property

5. deflection - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): diversion, deviation, digression, deflexion, divagation

Hypernym(s): turn, turning

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