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noun as in curvature

noun as in diversion

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Likewise, seasoned interviewers will anticipate your curiosity and will have prepared some bland response, perhaps with a gentle deflection away from the question they can’t or don’t want to answer to the question they would prefer you had asked.

The deflection of the suspended magnet from geomagnetic north depends on both the intensity of Earth’s magnetic field and the pull of the second bar magnet.

On its newest shoes, Giro now lists sole stiffness by Newtons of force per millimeter of deflection, which would offer an apples-to-apples comparison if other manufacturers followed suit.

It requires that the seats in your car be capable of withstanding a force applied forwards or backwards that’s equivalent to 20 times the weight of the seat itself, but allows for 40 degrees of seat deflection under that strain.

This is a deflection that occurs when objects not attached to the ground travel at high speeds or long distances relative to a rotating planet.

The larger problem though is the deflection of the real story in STDs.

The alternative to sober, constructive constitutional action is denial, deflection, and death.

Over the past couple of years, as the new reality has settled in, there was a great deal of denial and deflection.

Speed of train produces no effect on the mean deflection, but only on the magnitude of the vibrations.

From these equations the deflection produced by any given stress on the chains or by a change of temperature can be calculated.

Do the best the master can, the thought will not pass from him to his reader without considerable deflection.

Instantly, there was a sharp deflection of the kilovoltmeter.

The weight per metre was 91 grammes, and the deflection was 46 mm.


On this page you'll find 434 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deflection, such as: angle, arc, bending, bow, corner, and crook.

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