deformation


deformation

noun

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

noun

  1. the act of deforming; distortion
  2. the result of deforming; a change in form, esp for the worse
  3. a change in the dimensions of an object resulting from a stress
n.

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).

n.

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

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