Definition of Deflexion

1. Noun. The amount by which a propagating wave is bent.

Exact synonyms: Deflection, Refraction
Generic synonyms: Bend, Bending



2. Noun. The movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position.
Exact synonyms: Deflection
Generic synonyms: Motion, Movement

3. Noun. The property of being bent or deflected.
Exact synonyms: Bending, Deflection
Generic synonyms: Physical Property
Specialized synonyms: Wind Deflection, Windage, Refractiveness, Refractivity

4. Noun. A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern). "A deflection from his goal"

Definition of Deflexion

1. n. See Deflection.

Definition of Deflexion

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of deflection) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deflexion

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Deflexion

1. Term used to describe the position of the foetal head in relation to the maternal pelvis in which the head is descending in a nonflexed or extended attitude. Origin: de-+ L. Flexio, a bending, fr. Flecto, pp. Flexum, to bend (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deflexion

deflection difference
deflection differences
deflectionize
deflections
deflective
deflective occlusal contact
deflectometer
deflector
deflectors
deflects
deflesh
deflex
deflexed
deflexes
deflexing
deflexion (current term)
deflexional
deflexions
deflexure
deflexures
deflocculate
deflocculated
deflocculates
deflocculating
deflocculation
deflocculations
deflorate
defloration
deflorations
deflorescence

Literary usage of Deflexion

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1. Electrons: Or, The Nature and Properties of Negative Electricity by Oliver Lodge (1907)
"But then the simple theory, there given, assumed that the quantities to be measured were constant, and that the deflexion to be observed in each case was a ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"The current is then made to pass through the coils, and the deflexion of the magnet corresponding to its new position of equilibrium is observed. ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"To reduce the charge readings to absolute measure, find the deflexion of the galvanometer needle due to the charge of a condenser of n microfarads capacity ..."

4. The Mechanical Principles of Engineering and Architecture by Henry Moseley, Dennis Hart Mahan (1875)
"Integrating equation (535) between the limits a, and x, and equation (537) between the limits 0 and a1, and re-presenting the deflexion at C, and therefore ..."

5. Engineers' and Mechanics' Pocket-book by Charles Haynes Haswell (1853)
"deflexion OF RECTANGULAR BEAMS. 1. The deflexions of the same beam, resting on props at each end, and loaded in the middle with weights, ..."

6. Practical Essay on the Strength of Cast Iron and Other Metals: Containing by Thomas Tredgold (1842)
"If the fixed part be of considerable bulk in respect to the other, we may neglect its effect on the deflexion, and in that case If in any of the preceding ..."

7. The Electromagnet, and Electromagnetic Mechanism by Silvanus Phillips Thompson (1891)
"6a DUB'S deflexion EXPERIMENT. deflexion (degreez). 34-5 4a 41'5 40-5 4i 39 38 In another set of experiments of the same order, a permanent magnet of steel, ..."

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