deformation deformation  /ˌdi fɔr ˈmeɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a change for the worse
  2. (n) alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it
  3. (n) the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself)


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  1. But we would expect to see more and larger quakes, deformation and precursory explosions out of the lake.
  2. Many of the children, however, have already suffered permanent brain damage and bone deformation as a result of malnutrition.
  3. Its staff of 200 includes specialists in a wide range of fields relating to earthquakes, from chemical volcanology and crustal deformation to structural geology and geomagnetism.


  1. Martian Dry Ice Gliders

    Glaciers move, or flow, downhill due to gravity and the internal deformation of ice on Earth. It is not the same when there is dry ice (frozen carbon dioxide). NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide -- dry ice -- may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go. Researchers deduced this process could explain one ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

  2. Guest Post: Social Security: The New Deal’s Fiscal Ponzi

    Submitted by David Stockman via the Ludwig von Mises Institute , [Excerpt from THE GREAT DEFORMATION: The Corruption of Capitalism in America by David A. Stockman . Published by PublicAffairs.] The Social Security Act of 1935 had virtually nothing to do with ending the depression, and if anything it had a contractionary impact. Payroll taxes began in 1937 while regular benefit payments did not ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "I do not want to build. I destroy and deform. And in this deformation, expression occurs," says Dumont.
    on Jul 5, 2007 By: Bruno Dumont Source: Derby Evening Telegraph

  2. "The regeneration of the [Soviet] society is possible only on a [new] moral foundation," Andrei Sakharov said in 1989. "There have been tragic deformation of our people because of the terror and the many years of living in lies and hypocrisy....
    on Nov 28, 2007 By: Andrei Sakharov Source: The Moscow Times

  3. "Beauty is frequently boring. The nose of a human Barbie can only be so long, but there is an infinity of deformation," Eco said of the subject he tackles in "On Ugliness", his latest work which he presented here. "I was not disturbed by...
    on Oct 11, 2007 By: Umberto Eco Source: AFP

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