Definition of Deviation:

  1. The action of departing from an established course or accepted standard.

  2. The deflection of a vessels compass needle caused by iron in the vessel, which varies with the vessels heading.

  3. Contracting: Variance from a requirement or specification that does not alter the basis of a contract or adversely affects its performance. See also tailoring.

  4. The amount by which a single measurement differs from a fixed value such as the mean.

  5. Statistics: Variation among the values of a data set when compared with a measure of central tendency such as the mean, median, or mode.

  6. Shipping: Deviation of a shipment from its set-route amounts to a fundamental breach of contract of carriage, and usually imposes certain penalties on the carrier.

  7. General: Departure from an agreed-upon course, design, mean, or method.

Synonyms of Deviation

Divergence, Digression, Turning aside, Departure, Deflection, Difference, Variation, Variance, Alteration, Veering, Straying, Fluctuation, Aberration, Abnormality, Irregularity, Anomaly, Inconsistency, Discrepancy, Variableness, Oddness, Freakishness, Aberrance, Aberrancy, Aberration, Abnormality, Abnormity, About-face, Accommodation, Adaptation, Adjustment, Allowance, Alteration, Ambages, Amelioration, Amorphism, Anamorphism, Anamorphosis, Anomalism, Anomalousness, Anomaly, Apostasy, Approximation, Asymmetry, Bend, Betterment, Blunder, Breach, Break, Buckle, Bypass, Bypath, Byway, Capriciousness, Centrifugence, Change, Change of heart, Changeability, Changeableness, Choppiness, Circling, Circuit, Circuition, Circuitousness, Circuitry, Circularity, Circulation, Circumambience, Circumambiency, Circumambulation, Circumbendibus, Circumflexion, Circumlocution, Circummigration, Circumnavigation, Conceit, Constructive change, Continuity, Contortion, Contrariety, Contrast, Conversion, Crackpotism, Crank, Crankiness, Crankism, Crookedness, Crosswiseness, Crotchet, Crotchetiness, Dappleness, Decentralization, Declination, Defection, Deflection, Deflexure, Degeneration, Degenerative change, Departure, Deployment, Derangement, Deterioration, Detorsion, Detour, Deviance, Deviancy, Deviousness, Diagonality, Difference, Differentiation, Differentness, Digression, Disaccord, Disaccordance, Disagreement, Disconformity, Discongruity, Discontinuity, Discordance, Discrepancy, Discreteness, Discursion, Disorder, Disparity, Disproportion, Dissent, Dissimilarity, Dissonance, Distinction, Distinctness, Distortion, Divagation, Divarication, Divergence, Divergency, Diversification, Diversion, Diversity, Division, Dottiness, Double, Eccentricity, Episode, Erraticism, Erraticness, Error, Excursion, Excursus, Failing, Fanning, Fanning out, Far cry, Fault, Fitting, Flip-flop, Freakiness, Freakishness, Gnarl, Gradual change, Gyre, Gyring, Heterogeneity, Heteromorphism, Idiocrasy, Idiosyncrasy, Imbalance, Imprecision, Improvement, Inaccordance, Inaccuracy, Inaccurateness, Incompatibility, Incongruity, Inconsistency, Inconsonance, Inconstancy, Incorrectness, Indirection, Indirectness, Inequality, Inexactitude, Inexactness, Inferiority, Inharmoniousness, Inharmony, Instability, Irreconcilability, Irregularity, Jerkiness, Kink, Knot, Lapse, Laxity, Looseness, Lopsidedness, Maggot, Mannerism, Meandering, Melioration, Mercuriality, Mitigation, Mixture, Modification, Modulation, Monstrosity, Motleyness, Mutability, Negligence, Noncompliance, Nonconcurrence, Nonconformance, Nonconformism, Nonconformity, Nonobservance, Nonstandardization, Nonuniformity, Obliqueness, Obliquity, Oddity, Odds, Opposition, Orbit, Orbiting, Originality, Otherness, Overthrow, Peculiarity, Pluralism, Predictable error, Probable error, Protest, Qualification, Queerness, Quip, Quirk, Quirkiness, Radical change, Raggedness, Re-creation, Realignment, Recalcitrance, Recusance, Recusancy, Redesign, Reform, Reformation, Refractoriness, Remaking, Renewal, Reshaping, Restructuring, Reversal, Revival, Revivification, Revolution, Roundabout, Roundabout way, Roundaboutness, Rounding, Screw, Separateness, Separation, Shift, Side path, Side road, Sidetrack, Singularity, Skewness, Spiral, Spiraling, Splaying, Spread, Spreading, Spreading out, Squint, Standard deviation, Strangeness, Subnormality, Sudden change, Superiority, Switch, Tack, Teratism, Tolerance, Torsion, Tortuosity, Total change, Transgression, Transition, Transverseness, Trick, Turn, Turnabout, Turning, Twist, Unconformism, Unconformity, Unconventionality, Uncorrectness, Unevenness, Unfactualness, Unlikeness, Unnaturalism, Unnaturalness, Unorthodoxy, Unpreciseness, Unrigorousness, Unsteadiness, Unsymmetry, Upheaval, Vagary, Variability, Variance, Variation, Variegation, Variety, Variousness, Versatility, Violation, Violent change, Warp, Wavering, Wheeling, Whim, Whimsicality, Whimsy, Worsening, Wrench, Wrest, Wring, Yaw

How to use Deviation in a sentence?

  1. In 1819 Barlow began work on the problem of deviation in ship compasses caused by the presence of iron in the hull.
  2. To start developing an interest in farming is quite the deviation from the interest you showed in auto mechanics for all these years.
  3. I prefer to asses risk objectively and this frequently involves understanding how likely deviation from the mean events are to occur.
  4. Most teenagers in this era have decided that resorting to deviation such as an inappropriate act, shows theyre rebelling from the normal ways.
  5. A significant deviation from the average value.
  6. Deviation from a norm.

Meaning of Deviation & Deviation Definition