deviance

[ dee-vee-uh ns ]
/ ˈdi vi əns /

noun

deviant quality or state.
deviant behavior.
Also de·vi·an·cy.

Origin of deviance

First recorded in 1940–45; devi(ant) + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for deviance

deviance

/ (ˈdiːvɪəns) /

noun

Also called: deviancy the act or state of being deviant
statistics a measure of the degree of fit of a statistical model compared to that of a more complete model
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