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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
deflectionde‧flec‧tion /dɪˈflekʃən/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 HIT/BUMP INTOthe action of making something change its directiondeflection of the deflection of the missile away from its target2 TM technical the degree to which the moving part on a measuring instrument moves away from zero
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deflectionThese do not function as deflection devices but as startle displays.Gentle probing brought deflection, anything stronger and the barriers came down.The purpose of this is to provide a more effective deflection.I gave him a full deflection burst for good measure and then my ammunition ran out.Detectors at different angles of deflection then receive particles of different mass.It uses a line electron source and so needs only one deflection component.When comparison was made with night photographs of the same star field the predicted general relativistic deflection was confirmed.
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