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deviation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Deviation  \De`vi*a"tion\,  n.  [LL.  deviatio:  cf  F. 
  d['e]viation.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  The  state  or  result  of  having  deviated;  a  transgression; 
  an  act  of  sin;  an  error;  an  offense. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  deviation 
  n  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}] 




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