1 a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean" [syn: divergence, departure, difference]
2 the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
3 the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
4 deviate behavior [syn: deviance]
5 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" [syn: diversion, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation]
- Rhymes: -eɪʃǝn
- The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
- The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
- In the context of "contract law": The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.
- In the context of "Absolute Deviation": The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
The state or result of having deviated
The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured
- Finnish: deviaatio
The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts
- German: Abweichung
A deviation is a difference or the (real or metaphorical) route followed by a different choice.
Deviation can refer to:
- Deviation (statistics), the difference between the value of an observation and the mean of the population in mathematics and statistics.
- Frequency deviation, the maximum allowed "distance" in FM radio from the nominal frequency a station broadcasts at.
- Magnetic deviation, the error induced in compasses by local magnetic fields.
- Deviationism, an expressed belief which is not in accordance with official party doctrine.
- Deviation Records, a record label.
- Deviant behavior, a behavior that is a recognized violation of social norms.
Deviates is also the name of an American punk rock band.
deviation in German: Deviation
deviation in Norwegian: Deviasjon
deviation in Polish: Dewiacja
deviation in Russian: Девиация
deviation in Slovak: Deviácia
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