Meaning of DEFLECTION in English

n. (also deflexion) 1 the act or process of deflecting or being deflected. 2 a lateral bend or turn; a deviation. 3 Physics the displacement of a pointer on an instrument from its zero position.

[ LL deflexio (as DEFLECT) ]

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