how to pronounce deflect


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deflect is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of deflect in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… glass to deflect harmful rays most …”

meanings of deflect


  1. To divert (attention, etc.).
  2. To deviate from its original path.
  3. To avoid addressing (questions, criticism, etc.).
  4. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
  5. To touch the ball, often unwittingly, after a shot or a sharp pass, thereby making it unpredictable for the other players.

deflect frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word deflect occurs in english on average 1.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deflect can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deflect can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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