the act of deviating.
departure from a standard or norm.
Statistics. the difference between one of a set of values and some fixed value, usually the mean of the set.
Navigation. the error of a magnetic compass, as that of a ship, on a given heading as a result of local magnetism.Compare variation(def 8).
departure or divergence from an established dogma or ideology, especially a Communist one.
Origin of deviation
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an act or result of deviating
statistics the difference between an observed value in a series of such values and their arithmetic mean
the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
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1640s, noun of action from deviate (v.). Statistical sense is from 1858. Related: Deviational.
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A turning away or aside from a normal course.
Deviant behavior or attitudes.
The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set and the mean of the set.
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The difference between one number in a set and the mean of the set.
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