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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEFLECTION

I adjusted my coat controls for warmth and deflection, but that was the best I could do.

The deflection of the centers at the crown was a maximum of 3¼ ins.

And they owe their deflection to the presence of large continents.

If the continuity were broken, no deflection would be observed.

We must get a sense of level, of balance, and then we notice a deflection.

The deflection of the needle will, of course, reverse when the current is reversed.

Its readings for elevation and deflection, east count of its scales.

That bull had his range all right, but his deflection was poor.

The elevation of the gun is known, as is also the deflection.

In closing the circuit it will be seen that no deflection of the needle ensues.

WORD ORIGIN

also (and with more etymological propriety) deflexion, c.1600, from Latin deflexionem, noun of action from past participle stem of deflectere (see deflect). Both forms were present 17c., but the spelling with -c- has come to predominate.

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