# Definitions and Synonyms of *deviation* | Another word for *deviation* | What is *deviation? *

*Definition 1: deviate behavior - [noun denoting act]*

*Synonyms for deviation in the sense of this definition*

*(**deviation* is a kind of ...) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality

*deviation*is a kind of ...) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality

*Definition 2: a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern) - [noun denoting act]*

*Samples where deviation or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*a diversion from the main highway**a digression into irrelevant details**a deflection from his goal*

*Synonyms for deviation in the sense of this definition*

*(**deviation* is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

*deviation*is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

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*"he took a turn to the right"*### (... is a kind of *deviation* ) any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue

*Definition 3: the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances - [noun denoting attribute]*

*(**deviation* is a kind of ...) inadvertent incorrectness

*deviation*is a kind of ...) inadvertent incorrectness

*Definition 4: the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**deviation* is a kind of ...) a datum that can be represented numerically

*deviation*is a kind of ...) a datum that can be represented numerically

*(... is a kind of **deviation* ) an extreme deviation from the mean

*deviation*) an extreme deviation from the mean

*(... is a kind of **deviation* ) the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution

*deviation*) the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution

*(deviation* belongs to category ...) a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters

## Definition 5: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm - [noun denoting event]

### Samples where deviation or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the deviation from the mean*