deviationist


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deviationist - an ideological defector from the party line (especially from orthodox communism)
defector, deserter - a person who abandons their duty (as on a military post)
Translations

deviationist

[ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃənɪst]
A. ADJdesviacionista
B. Ndesviacionista mf

deviationist

adjabweichend
nAbweichler(in) m(f)
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He noted that "such attacks, which do not respect the sanctity of the place nor the time nor the religion or conscience, show beyond any doubt the obscurantist and deviationist thoughts that rogue terrorist entities hold", adding "we must all fight and detect malicious and destructive plans of these groups.
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For Al-Qaeda, Assad and the Alawis are a perfect target: Many Sunnis believe Alawis to be a deviationist sect of Islam akin to Shiism that should be suppressed.
By the time he returned to the United States in June he had been expelled from the Communist Party as a "right deviationist.