Definitions for Deviationˌdi viˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(4.00 / 6 votes)

  1. deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

  2. deviation(noun)

    the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

  3. deviation(noun)

    the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

  4. deviation, deviance(noun)

    deviate behavior

  5. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation(noun)

    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"

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  1. deviation(n.)

    (Statistics, Physics) the difference between an expected value of an observation or measurement and the actual value.

  2. Origin: [LL. deviatio: cf. F. dviation.]

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  1. deviation(Noun)

    The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.

  2. deviation(Noun)

    The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.

  3. deviation(Noun)

    The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.

  4. deviation(Noun)

    The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.

  5. deviation(Noun)

    For interval variables and ratio variables, a measure of difference between the observed value and the mean.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Deviation(noun)

    the act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty

  2. Deviation(noun)

    the state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense

  3. Deviation(noun)

    the voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility

  4. Origin: [LL. deviatio: cf. F. dviation.]

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  1. Deviation

    Deviation is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck, released in 1984. It was recorded with the second classic line-up of the New Grass Revival, consisting of Béla Fleck, Sam Bush, John Cowan and Pat Flynn.

Dictionary of Military and Associated TermsRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. deviation

    1. The distance by which a point of impact or burst misses the target. See also circular error probable; delivery error; dispersion error; horizontal error. 2. The angular difference between magnetic and compass headings.


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