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deflection (for a precision balance)

(In terms of divisions of the pointer scale). The other point of reversal of an ideal (undamped) swing starting at the zero point of the pointer scale. Since the points of reversal of an ideal swing are located symmetrically about the rest point, the deflection is equal to twice the rest point.
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: http://goldbook.iupac.org (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. doi:10.1351/goldbook.
Last update: 2014-02-24; version: 2.3.3.
DOI of this term: doi:10.1351/goldbook.D01554.
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