deviationism


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de·vi·a·tion

 (dē′vē-ā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of deviating or turning aside.
b. An instance of this: "We made so many deviations up and down lanes ... that I was quite tired, and very glad, when we saw Yarmouth" (Charles Dickens).
2.
a. Divergence from an accepted idea, policy, or norm of behavior: "Freud, as the leader of a powerful new movement, could not bear much deviation from his own central ideas" (Joseph Epstein).
b. An instance of this; an abnormality or departure from a norm: "Vice was a deviation from our nature" (Henry Fielding).
3. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
4. Statistics The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.

de′vi·a′tion·ism n.
de′vi·a′tion·ist adj. & n.
Synonyms: deviation, aberration, divergence
These nouns mean a departure from what is prescribed or expected: tolerates no deviation from the rules; an act that represented an aberration from his usual behavior; a doctrine seen as a divergence from previous beliefs.

deviationism

(ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) ideological deviation (esp from orthodox Communism)
ˌdeviˈationist n, adj

de•vi•a•tion•ism

(ˌdi viˈeɪ ʃəˌnɪz əm)

n.
departure from accepted party policies or practices.
[1935–40]
de`vi•a′tion•ist, n.

deviationism

a position or rationale which departs from the established dogma of a political party, especially the Communist party. Also deviationalism. — deviationist, n., adj.
See also: Communism
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deviationism - ideological defection from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
defection, desertion, abandonment - withdrawing support or help despite allegiance or responsibility; "his abandonment of his wife and children left them penniless"
Translations

deviationism

[ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃənɪzəm] Ndesviacionismo m

deviationism

nAbweichlertum nt
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It was a revolution based on Abd al-Wahhab's Jacobin-like hatred for the putrescence and deviationism that he perceived all about him -- hence his call to purge Islam of all its heresies and idolatries.
It is hardly surprising that the more serious cadres are in constant anxiety that "the love problem" is taking precedence over doctrinal discussions of "tailism," "face heroism," and "leftist deviationism.
On the contrary, such deviationism, with the exception of few suicidal desperados bent on wreaking havoc, was and still is fortunately a repugnant cult to the eyes of the overwhelming majority.