[dee-fawr-mey-shuh n, def-er-]
Origin of deformation
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Examples from the Web for deformation
A slow, surreal tide of deformation has appeared throughout the city.Silicon Valley Mansions, Swallowed Alive
November 8, 2014
Even the Appalachian deformation was not accompanied by any volcanic outbursts.
The date of the Appalachian deformation is told in the usual way.
Deformation offers a part of the earths crust to be worked upon.
The arc also impresses the deformation on the current curve.
But that is the only deformation of the body on which he relies.A Problem in Modern Ethics
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- the act of deforming; distortion
- the result of deforming; a change in form, esp for the worse
- a change in the dimensions of an object resulting from a stress
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Word Origin and History for deformation
mid-15c., "transformation," from Old French deformation and directly from Latin deformationem (nominative deformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deformare (see deform).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An alteration in shape or structure of a previously normally formed part.
- A deformity.
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