"deflections" in the noun sense
1. deflection, warp
a twist or aberration especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
2. deflection, deflexion, refraction
the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
3. deflection, deflexion
the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
4. deflection, deflexion, bending
the property of being bent or deflected
5. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation
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"
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