1. the amount by which a propagating wave is bent

Similar word(s): deflection, refraction

Definition categories: event, bend, bending

2. the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position

Similar word(s): deflection

Definition categories: event, motion, movement

3. the property of being bent or deflected

Similar word(s): bending, deflection

Definition categories: attribute

4. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

- a deflection from his goal

Similar word(s): deflection, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion

Definition categories: act, turn, turning