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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·flec·tion /dɪˈflɛkʃən, di-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 de·flec·tion /dɪˈflɛkʃən/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·flec·tion n.
 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.
    The other leads to the same point, through certain deflections.   --Lowth.
 2. Gunnery The deviation of a shot or ball from its true course.
 3. Opt. A deviation of the rays of light toward the surface of an opaque body; inflection; diffraction.
 4. Engin. The bending which a beam or girder undergoes from its own weight or by reason of a load.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way
           of judging or acting [syn: warp]
      2: the amount by which a propagating wave is bent [syn: deflexion,
      3: the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument
         from its zero position [syn: deflexion]
      4: the property of being bent or deflected [syn: deflexion, bending]
      5: 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" [syn: diversion,
          deviation, digression, deflexion, divagation]