Definition of deformation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌdiːfɔːˈmeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːfɔːrˈmeɪʃn//
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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
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin deformatio(n-), from the verb deformare, from de- (expressing reversal) + forma ‘a shape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deformation