What Does Deflection Mean?


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Deflection is a noun which refers to the actually act of deflecting or to the condition of being deflected. It could be a deviation or a precise amount of deviation. Deflection also refers to the divergence of a measuring instrument's indicator from the zero position or from its regular position. A deflection could imply the movement of a structure or even of a structural part resulting from stress.

The term could mean a twist or an aberration; in particular an abnormal or a perverse manner of judging or acting.

In the field of physics, automotive applications and engineering, deflection is a term which is used to describe three discrete phenomena. It may refer to the displacement of an element of a structure or a system under load.

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