Etymology
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deformation (n.)

mid-15c., deformacioun, "transformation, act of changing the form of," from Old French deformation and directly from Latin deformationem (nominative deformatio), noun of action from past participle stem of deformare "put out of shape, disfigure," from de (see de-) + formare "to shape, fashion, build," also figurative, from forma "form, contour, figure, shape" (see form (n.)). Meaning "deformity, disfigurement, alteration for the worse" is from 1540s.

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Definitions of deformation

deformation (n.)
a change for the worse;
Synonyms: distortion
deformation (n.)
alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it;
deformation (n.)
the act of twisting or deforming the shape of something (e.g., yourself);
Synonyms: contortion
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