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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deformation  \Def`or*ma"tion\,  n.  [L.  deformatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]formation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  deforming,  or  state  of  anything  deformed.  --Bp. 
  Hall. 
 
  2.  Transformation;  change  of  shape. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deformation 
  n  1:  a  change  for  the  worse  [syn:  {distortion}] 
  2:  alteration  in  the  shape  or  dimensions  of  an  object  as  a 
  result  of  the  application  of  stress  to  it 
  3:  the  act  of  twisting  or  deforming  the  shape  of  something 
  (e.g.,  oneself)  [syn:  {contortion}] 




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