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Definition of "deflexion" [de•flex•ion]

  • Chiefly British Variant of deflection. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deflexion" in a sentence
  • "At other times still, a person would raise a hand or gesture in passing, manoeuvres which would in normal contexts seem innocent, yet combined as they were by those other intrusions I have mentioned, were such a deflexion from everyday comportment that I was quite puzzled as to their meaning."
  • "For I find no sufficient or competent collection of the works of Nature which have a digression and deflexion from the ordinary course of generations, productions, and motions; whether they be singularities of place and region, or the strange events of time and chance, or the effects of yet unknown properties, or the instances of exception to general kinds."
  • "Anticipation is but a deflexion or declination by accident."