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Dictionary definition for: Deviation

1. (n) a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"

2. (n) the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function

3. (n) the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

4. (n) deviate behavior

5. (n) 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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