deviant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French déviant.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.vi.ənt/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

deviant (comparative more deviant, superlative most deviant)

  1. Characterized by deviation from an expectation or a social standard.
    At the trial, the extent of his deviant behavior became clear.

Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

deviant (plural deviants)

  1. A person who deviates, especially from norms of social behavior.
    He was branded as a deviant and ostracized.
  2. A thing, phenomenon, or trend that deviates from an expectation or pattern.
    As the graph shows, the March sales trend is the deviant.
  3. (Internet) A member of the online art community DeviantArt.
    • 2006, The Hollywood Reporter, page 6:
      Cosgrove is one of many Deviants — as DeviantArt users call themselves — who believe that the unbiased commentary and advice of his peers has been crucial in their professional advancement.
    • 2014, Peter Mechant; Lieven De Marez, “Studying Web 2.0 Interactivity: A Research Framework and Two Case Studies”, in Cyber Behavior: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Information Science Reference, →ISBN, page 1709:
      In contrast to Flickr, deviantArt offers a broad range of user affordances, enabling both synchronous and asynchronous interpersonal and group communication, as well as networking with other deviants and the surveillance of the work of others (through the deviantWATCH affordance).
    • 2009, Grekkikay, post on how to critique art; quoted in Linda Vigdor, “Constructing Learning through the Creative Evaluation of Visual Arts Production”, in Hiesun Cecilia Suhr, editor, Online Evaluation of Creativity and the Arts (Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture), New York, N.Y.; London: Routledge, 2015, section “Creative Evaluation as Practiced in Three Critique Environments”, exhibit 2 (DeviantArt.com), pages 87–88:
      While I myself have no problems as far as favoriting instead of commenting is concerned, since a lot of deviants are like this, I thought it was right to tell people how to comment correctly.
    • 2013 February 22, Alkim Almila Akdag Salah; Albert Ali Salah, “Flow of innovation in deviantArt: following artists on an online social network site”, in Mind & Society, volume 12, pages 137–149:
      Our data stem from these DD’s and galleries of the corresponding deviants and were acquired directly from dA Headquarters.
    • 2016, Brian Lee Jones, “Deviously Deviant: The Strange Tapestry that is deviantART.com”, in Barbara Guzzetti and Mellinee Lesley, editors, Handbook of Research on the Societal Impact of Digital Media (Advances in Media, Entertainment, and the Arts), Information Science Reference, →ISBN, page 390:
      Many deviants strongly criticized the sharing features as facilitating art theft (Herr-Stephenson & Perkel, 2008; Perkel, 2011).
    • 2017 February 24, Natt Garun, “Wix has acquired DeviantArt, which may let artists license their work for the site builder”, in The Verge[1]:
      Deviants continue to own their own works,” [Angelo] Sotira wrote. “In the future, there's a possibility Wix might provide opportunities for you to license your work — only if you want to — to more people around the world.”

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Translations[edit]

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See also[edit]

Not to be confused with defiant.

References[edit]

  • Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

Anagrams[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin devians.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɛvɪjant]
  • Hyphenation: de‧vi‧ant

Noun[edit]

deviant m anim (feminine deviantka)

  1. deviant

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • deviant in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • deviant in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin devians.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [deˈvi̯ant]
  • Hyphenation: de‧vi‧ant
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

deviant (strong nominative masculine singular devianter, comparative devianter, superlative am deviantesten)

  1. (sociology, psychology) deviant

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • deviant” in Duden online
  • deviant” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

dēviant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of dēviō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French déviant.

Adjective[edit]

deviant m or n (feminine singular deviantă, masculine plural devianți, feminine and neuter plural deviante)

  1. deviant

Declension[edit]