deviance

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Borrowed from French déviance.

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Noun[edit]

deviance (countable and uncountable, plural deviances)

  1. (sociology) Actions or behaviors that violate formal and informal cultural norms such as laws and customs.
  2. A person or thing that differs from the expected. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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