|deflection or deflexion (dɪˈflɛkʃən)|
|1.||the act of deflecting or the state of being deflected|
|2.||the amount of deviation|
|3.||the change in direction of a light beam as it crosses a boundary between two media with different refractive indexes|
|4.||a deviation of the indicator of a measuring instrument from its zero position|
|5.||the movement of a structure or structural member when subjected to a load|
|deflexion or deflexion|
|de'flective or deflexion|
deflection de·flec·tion (dĭ-flěk'shən)
A turning aside or deviation.
The deviation of an indicator in a measuring instrument, such as an electrocardiograph, from zero or from its normal position.