Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deflection

5 senses of deflection

Sense 1
deflection, warp -- (a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting)
       => aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance -- (a state or condition markedly different from the norm)

Sense 2
deflection, deflexion, refraction -- (the amount by which a propagating wave is bent)
       => bending, bend -- (movement that causes the formation of a curve)

Sense 3
deflection, deflexion -- (the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position)
       => movement, motion -- (a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something)

Sense 4
deflection, deflexion, bending -- (the property of being bent or deflected)
       => physical property -- (any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions)

Sense 5
diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation -- (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")
       => turn, turning -- (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right")

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