Dictionary > Deflection


noun, plural: deflections
(1) (physics) The bending of light ray as it crosses two media of differing refractive indexes.
(2) The bending or turning aside.
3) The deviation from the normal course; inflection.
(4) A measure of the deviation from the normal course.
Related form(s): deflect (verb), deflective (deflective)
Related term(s):

  • Intrinsic deflection
  • Deflection coils

Mentioned in:

  • Scattering

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