1. [ noun ] (medicine) a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
Synonyms: warp
Related terms: aberrance falsify
2. [ noun ] (physics) the property of being bent or deflected
Synonyms: bending deflexion
Related terms: physical_property refractivity windage
3. [ noun ] the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
Synonyms: refraction deflexion
Related terms: bending
4. [ noun ] the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
Synonyms: deflexion
Related terms: movement
5. [ noun ] a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
Synonyms: diversion deflexion digression divagation deviation

: "a diversion from the main highway" "a digression into irrelevant details" "a deflection from his goal"

Related terms: turn red_herring deflect deviate digress deflect deviate
Similar spelling:   deflect