• (British) IPA: /dɪˈflɛkʃən/
  • (America) IPA: /dəˈflɛkʃən/


  1. The act of deflecting or something deflected.
    • 1918, H. G. Wells, Joan and Peter
      The next morning Oswald stopped short in the middle of his shaving, which in his case involved the most tortuous deflections and grimacings.
  2. The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.
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