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Dictionary definition for: Deflection

1. (n) a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

2. (n) the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

3. (n) the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

4. (n) the property of being bent or deflected

5. (n) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) "a diversion from the main highway" "a digression into irrelevant details" "a deflection from his goal"

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