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DEVIATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deviation mean? 

DEVIATION (noun)
  The noun DEVIATION has 5 senses:

1. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
2. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
3. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
4. deviate behavior
5. a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

  Familiarity information: DEVIATION used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEVIATION (noun)


Sense 1deviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A variation that deviates from the standard or norm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

deviation; departure; difference; divergence

Context example:

the deviation from the mean

Hypernyms ("deviation" is a kind of...):

fluctuation; variation (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deviation"):

discrepancy; variance; variant (an event that departs from expectations)

driftage (the deviation (by a vessel or aircraft) from its intended course due to drifting)

flection; flexion; inflection (deviation from a straight or normal course)


Sense 2deviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("deviation" is a kind of...):

statistic (a datum that can be represented numerically)

Domain category:

statistics (a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deviation"):

outlier (an extreme deviation from the mean)

mean deviation; mean deviation from the mean (the arithmetic mean of the absolute values of deviations from the mean of a distribution)


Sense 3deviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("deviation" is a kind of...):

erroneousness; error (inadvertent incorrectness)


Sense 4deviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Deviate behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

deviance; deviation

Hypernyms ("deviation" is a kind of...):

abnormality; irregularity (behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality)


Sense 5deviation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

digression; divagation; diversion; deflexion; deflection; deviation

Context examples:

a diversion from the main highway / a digression into irrelevant details / a deflection from his goal

Hypernyms ("deviation" is a kind of...):

turn; turning (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "deviation"):

red herring (any diversion intended to distract attention from the main issue)


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