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Definitions of deviation

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. deviate behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. The act of turning aside; digression; error. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 1. Deflection, a turning away or aside from the normal point or course. 2. A form of degeneracy in which, combined with mental and physical soundness, there is an almost indefinable departure in some direction from the normal average of the mental processes. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Progressing in an abnormal direction. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. A going out of the way: a turning aside: error. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Departure from a course; a turning aside. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. The act of deviating, or its result; variation; error. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A turning aside from the way, or direction, or the path of duty; error; the voluntary departure of a ship without necessity from the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A turning aside; a departure, as from a right course way or line: a wandering, as from the path of duty; sin; error. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. [Latin] Divergence from corresponding developmental stages. na
  18. Out of the way. By this word is meant- a vicious curvature of the spine or other bones; -faulty direction of the teeth or other part; -the passage of blood, bile, urine, milk, &c., into vessels not natural to them. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  19. [Latin] A turning off or to one side; a variation from the proper course. Conjugate d., the deflection of two similar parts (e. g., both eyes) in the same direction at once. Minimum d., the smallest deflection of a ray of light that can be produced by a given prism. Paralytic d., Spastic d., Strabismic d., the d. of the eye in paralytic, spastic, and ordinary strabismus respectively; affecting the squinting eye (and then called Primary d.) when the sound eye fixes, and affecting the sound eye (Secondary d.)when the squinting eye is made to perform fixation. na
  20. In vbl senses; esp.: deflexion of compass-needle by iron in ship &c.; divergence of optic axis from normal position. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. A turning aside, as in strabismus. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. A going out of the way, as in abnormal curvature of the spine, faulty alignment of the teeth, etc. Also departure from the normal mental state. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. n. Going or turning from the way; aberration;—turning from the right course; wandering from the path of duty; obliquity of conduct; want of conformity to the laws of God;—variation from the ordinary form, or from common analogy. Cabinet Dictionary
  24. The act of quitting the right way, error; variation from established rule; offence, obliquity of conduct. Complete Dictionary

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