Deflective
Deflective De*flect"ive, a. Causing deflection. [1913 Webster]

{Deflective forces}, forces that cause a body to deviate from its course. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deflective — deflect ► VERB ▪ turn aside from from a straight course or intended purpose. DERIVATIVES deflective adjective deflector noun. ORIGIN Latin deflectere, from flectere to bend …   English terms dictionary

  • deflective — adjective see deflect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deflective — /di flek tiv/, adj. causing deflection. [1805 15; DEFLECT + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • deflective — adjective capable of causing deflection …   Wiktionary

  • deflective — adj. diverting, bending …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deflective — de·flec·tive …   English syllables

  • deflective — /dəˈflɛktɪv/ (say duh flektiv) adjective causing deflection. –deflectively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • deflective — adjective capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave) • Syn: ↑refractive • Similar to: ↑crooked • Derivationally related forms: ↑refractiveness (for: ↑refractive), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Deflective forces — Deflective De*flect ive, a. Causing deflection. [1913 Webster] {Deflective forces}, forces that cause a body to deviate from its course. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deflective contact — deflective occlusal contact a form of occlusal interference in which the mandible is diverted from its normal path of closure to central jaw relation, or the denture slides or rotates on its basal seat. Called also deflective c. and cuspal… …   Medical dictionary

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