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Definition of deformation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌdɛfərˈmeɪʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the process or result of changing and spoiling the normal shape of something the deformation of the human body in much Cubist art
  2. 2[countable] a change in the normal shape of something as a result of injury or illness a deformation of the spine
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: deformation