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

3 senses of deformation

Sense 1
distortion, deformation -- (a change for the worse)
       => damage, harm, impairment -- (the occurrence of a change for the worse)

Sense 2
deformation -- (alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it)
       => change, alteration, modification -- (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another; "the change was intended to increase sales"; "this storm is certainly a change for the worse"; "the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago")

Sense 3
contortion, deformation -- (the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself))
       => change of shape -- (an action that changes the shape of something)

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