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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of twisting or altering the shape of something (e.g., yourself); Alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it; A change for the worse.

Usage examples (37)
  • The problem was, this is what we call deformation zone.
  • The resistance to flow under plastic deformation is called its viscoplasticity.
  • I was picturing shorter term deformation measurements like those used in volcano monitoring.
  • To say that deformation is simply another name for selection minimizes the radical scale of its intervention. for more
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