|1.||[ noun ] (physics) the property of being bent or deflected|
|Related terms:||physical_property refractivity windage|
|2.||[ noun ] the movement of the pointer or pen of a measuring instrument from its zero position|
|3.||[ noun ] the amount by which a propagating wave is bent|
|4.||[ noun ] a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)|
|Synonyms:||diversion deflection digression divagation deviation|
: "a diversion from the main highway" "a digression into irrelevant details" "a deflection from his goal"
|Related terms:||turn red_herring deflect deviate digress deflect deviate|