deviance


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de·vi·ant

 (dē′vē-ənt)
adj.
Differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.
n.
One that differs from a norm, especially a person whose behavior and attitudes differ from accepted social standards.

[Middle English deviaunt, from Late Latin dēviāns, dēviant-, present participle of dēviāre, to deviate; see deviate.]

de′vi·ance, de′vi·an·cy n.

deviance

(ˈdiːvɪəns)
n
1. Also called: deviancy the act or state of being deviant
2. (Statistics) statistics a measure of the degree of fit of a statistical model compared to that of a more complete model

de•vi•ance

(ˈdi vi əns)

also de′vi•an•cy,



n.
1. deviant quality or state.
2. deviant behavior.
[1940–45]

deviance

Divergence from the accepted social norms of behavior. Deviance can be beneficial to society if unorthodox behavior leads to creativity or innovation. Alternatively deviance may be harmful as in the case of crime.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deviance - a state or condition markedly different from the normdeviance - a state or condition markedly different from the norm
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
chromosomal aberration, chromosomal anomaly, chromosonal disorder, chrosomal abnormality - any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities
deflection, warp - a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
2.deviance - deviate behavior
irregularity, abnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality

deviance

noun
Translations
deviace
poikkeavuus

deviance

[ˈdiːvɪəns] deviancy [ˈdiːvɪənsɪ] N (gen) (also Psych) → desviación f

deviance

[ˈdiːviəns] ndéviance f

deviance

[ˈdiːvɪəns] ndevianza
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Deviance is approached from the outset as meaning differences: differences in attitudes, behaviors, lifestyles, and values of people.
She committed these atrocious acts on the very people she had been trusted to care for and targeted their vulnerabilities in order to satisfy her own sexual deviance.
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He added that the case and program of Imam Hussein are not personal; whoever carries heavenly cases does not hold plans of decadence and deviance.
Positive deviance is the idea that, instead of focusing on the obstacles to success, we need to start focusing on the small percentage of people who are managing to succeed despite these obstacles.
Judge Douglas Field said: "You gratified your entrenched deviance.
The three graphs in the top row in Figure 1 plot the decrease in change in deviance from the null model per data point for each of the fitted logistic regression equations during each campaign.
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Since deviance became the focus of concerns, Mashai has been described in terms that fall only barely short of painting him with pointy ears and a tail.