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According to WordNet, the noun "deflection" has 5 sense(s).

100350380 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".

105011277 the property of being bent or deflected.

107410883 the amount by which a propagating wave is bent.

107310839 the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position.

114504726 a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting.

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