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Synonyms for deviation

Synonyms for deviation

Synonyms for deviation

a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

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

the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

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deviate behavior


a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)

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While IT innovations continue to change business, social and individual areas in different ways, they also increase the opportunity for deviational activities.
g) Fatalist perspective is also interesting in that it has removed the stem of the problem, and with a deviational inference from Monotheism, considers everything as the act of God and manifestation of justice, thereby justifying manifestations of injustice in the world.
The third measure, deviational uncertainty, provides an absolute value of uncertainty level and shows how much the uncertainty of a given project deviates from an "ideal" case.
In this formulation, the model penalizes any deviational variable with respect to its target value according to a constant marginal penalty where the fixed target level of a goal is not achieved.
Routine activity spaces can be represented by standard deviational ellipses (SDEs) (Yuill 1971).
Recommended changes in the wording and tone of the church service, indeed accommodation of any kind to the habits and inclinations of a contemporary religious community, are dismissed by Gibson and his co-believers as deviational impurities.
For a more thorough discussion of the calculation of the weighted mean center and standard deviational ellipse, a Technical Note is available upon request from the FBI's Crime Analysis, Research and Development Unit, telephone (304) 625-3600.
The GP model used in the illustrative example has a single priority level and the deviational variables are given a weight of 1.
The deviational variables in the achievement function of a GP model are measured in different units.
Thus "style" is his name for the deviational structure that enables tonal or attitudinal significance to be established; it is not the name for those tones, attitudes, or orientations themselves, much less for their putative difference from or formal shaping of "content.