Meaning of DEFORMATION in English

— deformational , adj.

/dee'fawr may"sheuhn, def'euhr-/ , n.

1. the act of deforming; distortion; disfigurement.

2. the result of deforming; change of form, esp. for the worse.

3. an altered form.

4. Geol. , Mech. a change in the shape or dimensions of a body, resulting from stress; strain.

[ 1400-50; late ME deformacioun deformation- (s. of deformatio ), equiv. to deformat ( us ) (ptp. of deformare; see DEFORM 1 ) + -ion- -ION ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .