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deflected

[dih-flek-tid] /dɪˈflɛk tɪd/
adjective, Biology
1.
curved or bent downward.
2.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; deflect + -ed2
Related forms
nondeflected, adjective
undeflected, adjective

deflect

[dih-flekt] /dɪˈflɛkt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to bend or turn aside; turn from a true course or straight line; swerve.
Origin
1545-55; < Latin dēflectere to bend down, turn aside, equivalent to dē- de- + flectere to bend, turn
Related forms
deflectable, adjective
deflector, noun
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Examples for deflected
  • He deflected machete blows to the head with his hand.
  • The solar particles are deflected to the polar regions along the magnetic field lines.
  • It may be bifid, and is sometimes deflected to one or other side.
  • Wright's actual technology was rather different from mine however in that he used deflected plates rather than membranes.
  • The pair resists being deflected by random positive and negative charges in the materials.
  • One by one, they picked off the bots, and by dawn they had deflected the attackers.
  • Ice halos are rings and arcs of light that appear when sunlight is deflected through ice crystals.
  • Unfortunately, my questions were deflected by responses from the floor.
  • As they travel, they are deflected by a magnetic field.
  • However, the impression they give is that the prime minister will not be easily deflected from the course he favours.
British Dictionary definitions for deflected

deflect

/dɪˈflɛkt/
verb
1.
to turn or cause to turn aside from a course; swerve
Derived Forms
deflector, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēflectere, from flectere to bend
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Word Origin and History for deflected
deflect
1550s, from L. deflectere "to bend aside or downward," from de- "away" + flectere "to bend." Originally transitive, the intrans. sense is first recorded 1640s.
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