deviator


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de·vi·ate

 (dē′vē-āt′)
v. de·vi·at·ed, de·vi·at·ing, de·vi·ates
v.intr.
1. To turn aside from a course or way: hikers who deviated from the main path.
2. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray. See Synonyms at swerve.
v.tr.
To cause to turn aside or differ.
n. (-ĭt)
A deviant.

[Late Latin dēviāre, dēviāt- : Latin dē-, de- + Latin via, road; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

de′vi·a′tor n.
de′vi·a·to′ry (-ə-tôr′ē) adj.
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[m.sub.ij] is deviator part of couple stress tensor and [[chi].sub.ij] is the symmetric part of curvature tensor, which, using the modified couple stress theory [20, 22], are defined as