Associations to the word «Deviation»

Wiktionary

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.
DEVIATION, noun. The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
DEVIATION, noun. (contract law) 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.
DEVIATION, noun. (Absolute Deviation) The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
DEVIATION, noun. (statistics) For interval variables and ratio variables, a measure of difference between the observed value and the mean.
DEVIATION, noun. (metrology) The signed difference between a value and its reference value.
DEVIATION RATIO, noun. The ratio of maximum permitted frequency deviation, σmax to the maximum permitted modulating frequency, fimax.

Dictionary definition

DEVIATION, noun. A variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean".
DEVIATION, noun. The difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function.
DEVIATION, noun. The error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances.
DEVIATION, noun. Deviate behavior.
DEVIATION, 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".

Wise words

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Mark Twain