Deferent meaning

dĕf'ər-ənt, dĕf'rənt
Showing deference; deferential.
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Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
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Serving or adapted to carry or transport.
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Carrying down or out.
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Of or relating to the vas deferens.
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Carrying down or away. Used of a duct or vessel.
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Serving or adapted to carry or transport.
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Showing deference.
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(obsolete) That which carries or conveys.
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(obsolete, Ptolemaic astronomy) An imaginary circle surrounding the Earth, in whose periphery either the heavenly body or the centre of the heavenly body's epicycle was supposed to be carried round.
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Origin of deferent

Middle English defferent from Latin dēferēns dēferent- present participle of dēferre to carry away defer2