1. [noun] the amount by which a propagating wave is bent
    Synonyms: deflection, refraction

  2. [noun] the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position
    Synonyms: deflection

  3. [noun] the property of being bent or deflected
    Synonyms: deflection, bending

  4. [noun] a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"
    Synonyms: diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, divagation


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