Synonyms of deviation


1. deviation, divergence, departure, difference, variation, fluctuation

usage: a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"

2. deviation, statistic

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

3. deviation, erroneousness, error

usage: the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

4. deviation, deviance, abnormality, irregularity

usage: deviate behavior

5. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation, turn, turning

usage: 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"

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Definition and meaning of deviation (Dictionary)