## Definitions for Deviationˌdi viˈeɪ ʃən

### Princeton's WordNet(3.86 / 7 votes)Rate this definition:

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"

### GCIDE(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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.]

### Wiktionary(3.00 / 2 votes)Rate this definition:

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 Dictionary(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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.]

### Freebase(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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 Terms(0.00 / 0 votes)Rate this definition:

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.

### Numerology

1. Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of Deviation in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

2. Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of Deviation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

1. The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.

2. The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

3. We need to make up time we have lost, cycles in any economy are the norm, not deviation. There will be a slowdown but obviously there will be acceleration later.

4. Many traditionally reliable indicators such as power output and rail freight have shown a serious deviation from GDP growth, nobody knows what's the real economic growth.

5. Many traditionally reliable indicators such as power output and rail freight have shown a serious deviation from GDP growth, nobody knows what’s the real economic growth.

# Translations for Deviation

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

• إنحراف
• девиация, отклонение
• afvigelse
• Abweichung
• desviación
• eksymä, deviaatio, poikkeaminen
• déviation
• סטייה
• շեղում, թեքում, խոտորում
• deviaceso
• 偏差
• ការងាកចេញ
• afwijken
• desvio
• отклонение
• avvikelse
• விலகல்
• انحراف
• độ lệch

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