Elongation vs Deflection - What's the difference?

elongation | deflection |

As nouns the difference between elongation and deflection

is that elongation is elongation while deflection is the act of deflecting or something deflected.




(en noun)
  • The act of lengthening, or the state of being lengthened; protraction; extension.
  • That which lengthens out; continuation.
  • The ratio of the extension of a material to the length of the material prior to stretching.
  • Removal to a distance; withdrawal; a being at a distance; distance.
  • The angular distance of a planet from the sun; as, the elongation of Venus or Mercury.
  • deflection

    Alternative forms

    * deflexion (British)


    (en noun)
  • The act of deflecting or something deflected.
  • * 1918 , H. G. Wells, Joan and Peter
  • The next morning Oswald stopped short in the middle of his shaving, which in his case involved the most tortuous deflections and grimacings.
  • The deviation of a needle or other indicator from its previous position.