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Definition of Deflection


  1. The act of turning aside, or state of being turned aside; a turning from a right line or proper course; a bending, esp. downward; deviation.
  2. The deviation of a shot or ball from its true course.
  3. A deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction.
  4. The bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load.

Deflection Translations

deflection in French is dissidence
deflection in German is Ablenkung, Durchbiegung, Ausschlag, Ablenkung {f}
deflection in Italian is aberrazione
deflection in Spanish is desvio