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See also déviation
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
deviation (plural deviations)
- 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.
- The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
- (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.
- (Absolute Deviation) The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
- (statistics) For interval variables and ratio variables, a measure of difference between the observed value and the mean.
- (metrology) The signed difference between a value and its reference value.
Derived terms 
- absolute deviation
- average deviation
- deviation ratio
- immune deviation
- mean deviation
- quartile deviation
- relative deviation
- sexual deviation
- signed deviation
- standard deviation
Related terms 
act of deviating
state or result of having deviated
voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured
shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts
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