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deflective

[dih-flek-tiv]
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adjective
  1. causing deflection.
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Origin of deflective

First recorded in 1805–15; deflect + -ive
Related formsnon·de·flec·tive, adjectiveun·de·flec·tive, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • In the usual form of deflective deck the armor is at such a small inclination with the horizon that it becomes very effective.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 803, May 23, 1891

    Various

  • Turret and barbette armor may be considered as deflective armor.