1. capable of changing the direction (of a light or sound wave)
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How To Use deflective In A Sentence

  • As well as learning to laugh at myself, it taught me to use humour as a deflective device when challenged, and this made growing up a whole lot easier. Family life
  • Sister Schreck's deflective technique is one my four-year-old uses on a regular basis: Why am I in trouble for hitting my sister? Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:
  • Carrick videoed hundreds of feet of oiled orange deflective boom that was piled on breakwaters, unattended, and birds were perching in the mess. Georgianne Nienaber: Flyover at the Macondo Wellhead: Damage Control at "The Source"
  • The deflective repulsion exhibited by B will, when its circuit is completed by the commutator and brushes, as described, act to place its plane at right angles to that of C; but being then open-circuited, its momentum carries it to the position just past parallelism, at which moment it is again short-circuited, and so on. Scientific American Supplement, No. 601, July 9, 1887
  • Not pertinent, unless for an oft-used deflective segue into 'Clinton vs Bush', which is O/T. Obama Spokesman Denies Michelle's Speech Was Attack On Hillary
  • Raccoon Island, one of the most densely populated islands with birds in the entire state was left with one layer of deflective inner harbor type boom, which was completely useless against the waves and the wind from a storm in early July. Georgianne Nienaber: Flyover at the Macondo Wellhead: Damage Control at "The Source"
  • He is a bitter cocktail of amoral thug and deflective coward ... with a shot of self righteous bully — for that extra bit of burn on the way down to the pit of America's soul. Look 'Pon The Devil's Brow...An Impossibility...
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