deflection

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a movement of a beam or moving object, gas or liquid away from its intended path

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Construction

  • The bending of a structural member as a result of its own weight or an applied load.
  • The amount of displacement resulting from this bending.

Electronics

  • A movement away from a center or zero position. Said, for instance, of the pointer in a measuring instrument.
  • In a CRT, a movement of the electron beam away from a straight-line path. This deflection may be caused by electric or magnetic fields.
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