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Meaning & Definition of Deflection in English

English

Deflection

/dɪflɛkʃən/

noun

1. A twist or aberration

  • Especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    synonym:
  • deflection
  • ,
  • warp

2. The amount by which a propagating wave is bent

    synonym:
  • deflection
  • ,
  • deflexion
  • ,
  • refraction

3. The movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

    synonym:
  • deflection
  • ,
  • deflexion

4. The property of being bent or deflected

    synonym:
  • deflection
  • ,
  • deflexion
  • ,
  • bending

5. 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:
  • diversion
  • ,
  • deviation
  • ,
  • digression
  • ,
  • deflection
  • ,
  • deflexion
  • ,
  • divagation