Meaning of deflection
Pronunciation: (di-flek'shun), [key]
- the act or state of deflecting or the state of being deflected.
- amount of deviation.
- the deviation of the indicator of an instrument from the position taken as zero.
- deviation (def. 5a).
- the angle formed by the line of sight to the target and the line of sight to the point at which a gun is aimed so as to strike the target.
- (in a cathode-ray tube) the bending by a magnetic field of the beam of electrons leaving the electron gun.
- deflection (Thesaurus)