deformation

[ dee-fawr-mey-shuhn, def-er- ]
/ ˌdi fɔrˈmeɪ ʃən, ˌdɛf ər- /

noun

the act of deforming; distortion; disfigurement.
the result of deforming; change of form, especially for the worse.
an altered form.
Geology, Mechanics. a change in the shape or dimensions of a body, resulting from stress; strain.

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Origin of deformation

1400–50; late Middle English deformacioun<Latin dēfōrmātiōn- (stem of dēfōrmātiō), equivalent to dēfōrmāt(us) (past participle of dēfōrmāre;see deform1) + -iōn--ion

OTHER WORDS FROM deformation

de·for·ma·tion·al, adjectivenon·de·for·ma·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for deformation

deformation
/ (ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for deformation

deformation
[ dē′fôr-māshən, dĕf′ər- ]

n.

An alteration in shape or structure of a previously normally formed part.
A deformity.
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