What is deform?

  • (verb): Cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form.
    Synonyms: flex, bend, twist, turn
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on deform:

Thermodynamics of Surface Stress
... For the second step, work, equals the work needed to elastically deform the total bulk volume and the four (two original and two newly formed) surfaces ... The work for the first step here, is equal to that needed to deform the bulk volume and the two surfaces ... difference is equal to the excess work needed to elastically deform two surfaces of area to area or the work associated with the second step of the second path can be expressed as, so that These two paths are ...
Cheerios Effect - Explanation
... These objects deform the liquid surface downward ... objects less dense than water dense objects deform the water surface downward, and less dense objects tend to move upward, away from the dense object ... Objects with an irregular meniscus also deform the water surface, forming "capillary multipoles" ...
The Berzerker (album) - Track Listing
... Massacre" – 326 "Chronological Order of Putrefaction" – 248 "Deform" – 244 "Slit down" – 138 "February" – 407 "Mono Grind" – 101 "Ignorance" – 201 "Humanity" – 143 "95" – 352 "Ode To Nash ... Live)" – 443 "Cannibal Rights (Live)" – 206 "Deform (Live)" – 245 "Intro Commentary" – 057 "Isolated vocal tracks from "Massacre"" – 116 "Forever commentary" – 100 "Isolated ...
Burnishing (metal) - Mechanics
... As this normal force increases, both the ball and the plate's surface deform ... softer than the ball, the plate's surface will always deform more ... At the same time, the normal force will deform both objects, just as with the static situation ...

More definitions of "deform":

  • (verb): Make formless.
    Example: "The heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
  • (verb): Become misshapen.
    Example: "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
  • (verb): Alter the shape of (something) by stress.
    Synonyms: distort, strain