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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.
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.

## deviation

(ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃən)
n
1. an act or result of deviating
2. (Statistics) statistics the difference between an observed value in a series of such values and their arithmetic mean
3. (Navigation) the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
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## de•vi•a•tion

(ˌdi viˈeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of deviating.
2. departure from an accepted or established standard or norm.
3. the difference between one of a set of statistical values and some fixed value, usu. the mean of the set.
4. the error of a magnetic compass on a given heading as a result of local magnetism.
[1375–1425; (< Middle French) < Medieval Latin]

## de·vi·a·tion

(dē′vē-ā′shən)
Mathematics
The difference between one number in a set and the mean of the set.

## deviation

1. The distance by which a point of impact or burst misses the target. See also circular error probable; delivery error; dispersion error; horizontal error.
2. The angular difference between magnetic and compass headings.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

## deviation

Conduct departing from the norm. Specifically, it is used to describe sexual perversions, such as a fetish or sadism.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 deviation - a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"variation, fluctuation - an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of changevariance, variant, discrepancy - an event that departs from expectationsdriftage - the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to driftingflection, flexion, inflection - deviation from a straight or normal course 2 deviation - the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or functionstatistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parametersstatistic - a datum that can be represented numericallyoutlier - an extreme deviation from the meanmean deviation, mean deviation from the mean - the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution 3 deviation - the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbanceserroneousness, error - inadvertent incorrectness 4 deviation - deviate behaviordevianceirregularity, abnormality - behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality 5 deviation - a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern); "a diversion from the main highway"; "a digression into irrelevant details"; "a deflection from his goal"turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"red herring - any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue
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## deviation

noun Deviation from the norm is not tolerated.
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## deviation

noun
1. A departing from what is prescribed:
2. An instance of digressing:
3. The condition of being abnormal:
Translations
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## deviation

[ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃən] N (from de)
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## deviation

[ˌdiːviˈeɪʃən] n (statistical)
a deviation from [+ standard, normal practice] → une déviance de
a deviation from the norm →
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## deviation

nAbweichen nt, → Abweichung f; deviation from the normAbweichung fvon der Norm
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## deviation

[ˌdiːvɪˈeɪʃn] n deviation (from)deviazione f (da)
standard deviation (Math) → scarto quadratico medio
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## deviate

(ˈdiːvieit) verb
to turn aside, especially from a right, normal or standard course. She will not deviate from her routine.
ˌdeviˈation noun
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## de·vi·a·tion

n. desviación, desvío.
1. alejamiento de una pauta establecida;
2. aberración mental; mala conducta, mal comportamiento.
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n desviación f