Meaning of DEVIATION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌdē-vē-ˈā-shən ]


Date: 15th century

: an act or instance of deviating: as

a. : deflection of the needle of a compass caused by local magnetic influences (as in a ship)

b. : the difference between a value in a frequency distribution and a fixed number (as the mean)

c. : departure from an established ideology or party line

d. : noticeable or marked departure from accepted norms of behavior

• de·vi·a·tion·ism -shə-ˌni-zəm noun

• de·vi·a·tion·ist -sh(ə-)nist noun or adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.