deviate n : a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior [syn: pervert, deviant, degenerate]
2 turn aside; turn away from [syn: divert]
3 cause to turn away from a previous or expected course; "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"
4 turn aside [syn: deflect]
EtymologyLate deviatus, p.p. of deviare, from the phrase de via.
- dē'vēāt, /ˈdiːvieɪt/, /"di:vieIt/
- dē'vēət, /ˈdiːviət/, /"di:vi@t/
- A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant,
- 1915: James Cornelius Wilson, A Handbook of medical diagnosis
- ...Walton has suggested that it is desirable "to name the phenomena signs of deviation, and call their possessors deviates or a deviate as the case may be...
- 1959: Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Kurt W. Back, Social
Pressures in Informal Groups: A Study of Human Factors in Housing
- Under these conditions the person who appears as a deviate is a deviate only because we have chosen, somewhat arbitrarily, to call him a member of the court ...
- 2001: Rupert Brown, Group Processes
- ...The second confederate was also to be a deviate initially...
- 1915: James Cornelius Wilson, A Handbook of medical diagnosis http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC56783761&id=4B7nMfNnIZkC&pg=PA346&lpg=PA346&dq=%22a+deviate%22&as_brr=1
- A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or
- 1928: Karl J. Holzinger, Statistical Methods for Students in
- It will be noted that for a deviate x = 1.5, the ordinate z will have the value .130...
- 2001: Sanjeev B. Sarmukaddam, Indrayan Indrayan, Abhaya
Indrayan, Medical Biostatistics
- This difference is called a deviate. When a deviate is divided by its SD a, it is called a relative deviate or a standard deviate.
- 2005: Michael J. Crawley, Statistics: An Introduction Using R
- This is a deviate so the appropriate function is qt. We need to supply it with the probability (in this case p = 0.975) and the degrees of freedom...
- 1928: Karl J. Holzinger, Statistical Methods for Students in Education http://books.google.com/books?vid=LCCN28006559&id=sKTVf2R9QcQC&q=%22a+deviate%22&dq=%22a+deviate%22&pgis=1
To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray
- Finnish: poiketa
A deviation is a difference or the (real or metaphorical) route followed by a different choice.
Deviation can refer to:
- Deviation (statistics), the difference between the value of an observation and the mean of the population in mathematics and statistics.
- Frequency deviation, the maximum allowed "distance" in FM radio from the nominal frequency a station broadcasts at.
- Magnetic deviation, the error induced in compasses by local magnetic fields.
- Deviationism, an expressed belief which is not in accordance with official party doctrine.
- Deviation Records, a record label.
- Deviant behavior, a behavior that is a recognized violation of social norms.
Deviates is also the name of an American punk rock band.
deviate in German: Deviation
deviate in Norwegian: Deviasjon
deviate in Polish: Dewiacja
deviate in Russian: Девиация
deviate in Slovak: Deviácia
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