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Synonyms for deviation
ˌdi viˈeɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deviation, divergence, departure, difference(noun)

    a variation that deviates from the standard or norm

    "the deviation from the mean"

    Synonyms:
    deviance, passing, departure, remainder, exit, difference of opinion, difference, loss, leaving, divergence, deflexion, going, release, digression, disagreement, deflection, diversion, dispute, divagation, variance, expiration, going away, discrepancy, divergency, conflict

  2. deviation(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    deflection, divergence, digression, divagation, deviance, deflexion, diversion, departure, difference

  3. deviation(noun)

    the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances

    Synonyms:
    deflection, divergence, digression, divagation, deviance, deflexion, diversion, departure, difference

  4. deviation, deviance(noun)

    deviate behavior

    Synonyms:
    deflection, divergence, aberrancy, digression, divagation, deviance, deflexion, aberration, aberrance, diversion, departure, difference

  5. diversion, deviation, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation(noun)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    diversionary attack, warp, departure, excursion, difference, parenthesis, excursus, deflexion, deviance, bending, digression, deflection, refraction, diversion, divagation, aside, divergence, recreation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deviation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    divergence, departure, depression, divarication, turning, aberration

  2. deviation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    difference, variation, variance, change, alteration

  3. deviation(n.)

    Synonyms:
    error, offence, iniquity, sin

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deviation(n)

    Synonyms:
    swerving, deflection, digression, divergence

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How to use deviation in a sentence?

  1. Andy Warhol:

    Those who talk about individuality the most are the ones who most object to deviation, and in a few years it may be the other way around. Some day everybody will just think what they want to think, and then everybody will probably be thinking alike; that

  2. Grovetta Gardineer:

    We expect banks to ... report suspicious activity, for instance an unusual and unexplained spike in clearing activity, that doesn't mean that there's actual money laundering, but it shows a deviation in the pattern that should be looked into.

  3. Advocate General Priit Pikamae:

    A passenger biting other passengers and attacking the cabin crew trying to calm him down, resulting in the deviation of a Lisbon-Fortaleza flight to the nearest airport in order to disembark this passenger and his baggage, leading to a flight delay, falls under the concept of extraordinary circumstances.

  4. James Phillips:

    It's important for the American public to understand, and for the folks in politics to understand as well that we are already receiving guidance from the CDC on how to reuse our PPE. That is a deviation from the standard of care. Normally in what we would call conventional care, we would wear a different mask for every single patient, but we're already being asked to use those for multiple patients if not multiple days. That is a significant deviation from the standard. If we had enough equipment, we would wear one mask per patient as it has been recommended for decades.

  5. Aristotle:

    The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.


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