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    deviation

    deviation - Dictionary definition and meaning for word deviation

    Definition
    (noun) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    Example Sentence
    • the deviation from the mean
    Definition
    (noun) the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function Definition
    (noun) the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances Definition
    (noun) deviate behavior
    Synonyms : deviance
    Definition
    (noun) a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
    Example Sentence
    • a diversion from the main highway
    • a digression into irrelevant details
    • a deflection from his goal
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