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Deflexion   Listen

The amount by which a propagating wave is bent.  Synonyms: deflection, refraction.
The movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position.  Synonym: deflection.
The property of being bent or deflected.  Synonyms: bending, deflection.
A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern).  Synonyms: deflection, deviation, digression, divagation, diversion.  "A digression into irrelevant details" , "A deflection from his goal"

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"Deflexion" Quotes from Famous Books

... long distance from where it is formed by the union of the Winnepeseogee and the Pemigewasset Rivers, and then it turns and runs twenty-five or thirty miles in a northeasterly direction to its mouth; and this deflexion in the current caused the dispute. The difference between the actual and the supposed direction was a matter of little practical importance so long as the neighboring territory remained unsettled, or so long as the two provinces were essentially under one government; but as the population ...
— The Bay State Monthly, Volume I. No. VI. June, 1884 - A Massachusetts Magazine • Various

Words linked to "Deflexion" :   refractiveness, physical property, movement, wind deflection, turning, bend, windage, refractivity, turn, deflect, motion, red herring

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