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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

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

"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

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

(... is a kind of 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 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

Synonyms for deviation in the sense of this definition

(deviation is a kind of ...) an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change

(... is a kind of deviation ) an event that departs from expectations

(... is a kind of deviation ) the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting

(... is a kind of deviation ) deviation from a straight or normal course

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