Definition of Deformation

1. Noun. A change for the worse.

Exact synonyms: Distortion
Generic synonyms: Damage, Harm, Impairment
Specialized synonyms: Warp, Warping
Derivative terms: Deform

2. Noun. Alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it.
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Shear, Strain
Derivative terms: Deform, Deform, Deform, Deform, Deform, Deform, Deformational

3. Noun. The act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself).
Exact synonyms: Contortion
Generic synonyms: Change Of Shape
Derivative terms: Contort, Contortionist, Deform, Deform, Deformational

Definition of Deformation

1. n. The act of deforming, or state of anything deformed.

Definition of Deformation

1. Noun. The act of deforming, or state of being deformed. ¹

2. Noun. A transformation; change of shape. ¹

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Definition of Deformation

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Medical Definition of Deformation

1. A change from the normal size or shape. Also called deformity. A deformation can be present at birth (congenital) or develop after birth (acquired). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deformation

deformation energy
deformation retract
deformation retracted
deformation retracting
deformation retracts

Literary usage of Deformation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Strength of Materials by James Ellsworth Boyd (1911)
"deformation which remains after the force is removed is called a set. Unit deformation in a body is the deformation per unit length. ..."

2. Handbook of Building Construction: Data for Architects, Designing and by George Albert Hool, Nathan Clarke Johnson (1920)
"deformation.—Whenever any material is subjected to the action of a force, ... The deformation per unit of length is called the unit deformation. ..."

3. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"With the Work Equation (15), the total work of deformation, including the ... WILLIOT deformation DIAGRAM.— When the deformation of the members have been ..."

4. The Journal of Geology by University of Chicago Department of Geology and Paleontology (1897)
"deformation OF ROCKS. V. SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES.' Separation of the outer part of the earth into zones.— In dividing the outer part of the crust of the earth ..."

5. Engineering Geology Applied to the Design and Operation of Underground Coal by C. Richard Dunrud (2000)
"52-56) A. Elastic deformation (fig. 24A) 1. ... Time-dependent deformation (creep) (see, for example, Jaeger and Cook, 1979, p. ..."

6. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"A portion of the phenomena were direct expressions of deformation, others were seemingly close sequences of deformation, while still others may be only the ..."

7. Physical Anthropology of the Lenape Or Delawares, and of the Eastern Indians by Aleš Hrdlička (1916)
"2 As happened frequently on the coast of Peru, for instance, where the same type of deformation was practiced. No board was used in these instances, ..."

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