HyperDic: deflection

English > 5 senses of the word deflection:
NOUNstatedeflection, warpa twist or aberration
eventdeflection, deflexion, refractionthe amount by which a propagating / propagating wave is bent
eventdeflection, deflexionthe movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
attributedeflection, deflexion, bendingthe property of being bent or deflected
actdeflection, diversion, deviation, digression, deflexion, divagationa turning aside (of your course or attention or concern / concern / concern)
English > deflection: 5 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting.
Synonymwarp
Broaderaberrance, aberrancy, aberration, devianceA state or condition markedly different from the norm
English > deflection: 5 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningThe amount by which a propagating / propagating wave is bent.
Synonymsdeflexion, refraction
Broaderbending, bendmovement that causes the formation of a curve
Spanishrefracción
Catalanrefracció
English > deflection: 5 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningThe movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position.
Synonymdeflexion
Broadermovement, motionA natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
English > deflection: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe property of being bent or deflected.
Synonymsdeflexion, bending
Narrowerrefractivity, refractivenessThe physical property of a medium as determined by its index of refraction
windage, wind deflectionThe deflection of a projectile resulting from the effects of wind
Broaderphysical propertyAny property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions
English > deflection: 5 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA turning aside (of your course or attention or concern / concern / concern).
Example "a deflection from his goal"
Synonymsdiversion, deviation, digression, deflexion, divagation
Narrowerred herringAny diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
Broaderturn, turningThe act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
Spanishdesviación, desvío, digresión
Catalandesviació, desviament, digressió
Verbsdeflectturn aside and away from an initial or intended course
deflectturn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest

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