Meaning of DEFLECTION in English

/ dɪˈflekʃn; NAmE / noun

[ U , C , usually sing. ] a sudden change in the direction that sth is moving in, usually after it has hit sth; the act of causing sth to change direction :

the angle of deflection

the deflection of the missile away from its target

The goal was scored with a deflection off the goalkeeper.



early 17th cent.: from late Latin deflexio(n-) , from deflectere bend away, from de- away from + flectere to bend.

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