1. [ noun ] (physics) the property of being bent or deflected
Synonyms: bending deflection
Related terms: physical_property refractivity windage
2. [ noun ] the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
Synonyms: deflection
Related terms: movement
3. [ noun ] the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
Synonyms: refraction deflection
Related terms: bending
4. [ noun ] a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
Synonyms: diversion deflection 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:   deflection