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de·flec·tion  audio  (d-flkshn) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. The act of deflecting or the condition of being deflected.
  2. Deviation or a specified amount of deviation.
  3. The deviation of an indicator of a measuring instrument from zero or from its normal position.
  4. The movement of a structure or structural part as a result of stress.



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