Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun deviation

5 senses of deviation

Sense 1
deviation, divergence, departure, difference -- (a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean")
       => variation, fluctuation -- (an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change)

Sense 2
deviation -- (the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function)
       => statistic -- (a datum that can be represented numerically)

Sense 3
deviation -- (the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances)
       => erroneousness, error -- (inadvertent incorrectness)

Sense 4
deviation, deviance -- (deviate behavior)
       => abnormality, irregularity -- (behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality)

Sense 5
diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation -- (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")
       => turn, turning -- (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right")

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