deflection error

deflection error

[di′flek·shən ‚er·ər]
(ordnance)
In artillery, the distance to the right or left of a target between the point aimed at and the burst of the projectile.
In bombing, the distance between the point of impact and the mean point of impact and the center of the target measured at right angles from the line of the aircraft's approach.
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Therefore, deflection error or penetration damage will not occur to the measurement specimen.
Deflection errors can occur and sensitive items, such as wood, clay, and highly polished surfaces, can be damaged.