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  Definition 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"
  2. deviate behavior
  3. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
  4. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
  5. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
Similar Words: diversion, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation, deviance, divergence, departure, difference

 

Hyponyms: red herring, outlier, mean deviation, mean deviation from the mean, discrepancy, variance, variant, driftage, inflection, flection, flexion

 

Derivational Morphology: digress, stray, divagate, wander, deflect, bend, turn away, deviate, divert, vary, diverge, depart, distinguish, mark, differentiate, separate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart

 

 
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