Definitions of deviation

  1. deviate behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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
  5. The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. The act of turning aside; digression; error. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. A going out of the way: a turning aside: error. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Departure from a course; a turning aside. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of deviating, or its result; variation; error. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.

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Usage examples for deviation

  1. Now," he resumed severely, " any deviation from the truth, and the whole truth, will be perjury, which, you know, is a State- prison offence. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  2. During the forenoon something was seen ahead like the tide race over a rocky ledge- it was another ice fall stretching from East to West, and it had to be crossed, there could be no more deviation for since Atkinson's party turned we had been five points West of our course at times. – South with Scott by Edward R. G. R. Evans