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Definition of Deviation

Deviation

  1. The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
  2. The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
  3. The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.

Deviation Quotations

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

Without deviation progress is not possible.
Frank Zappa

Reviewing the record of American intervention in Indochina in the Pentagon Papers, one cannot fail to be struck by the continuity of basic assumptions from one administration to the next. Never has there been the slightest deviation from the principle that a noncommunist regime must be imposed and defended, regardless of popular sentiment.
Noam Chomsky

The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases.
Edward Jenner

Any deviation is looked upon as a perversion, is feared, and is usually a target of hatred and prejudice.
Joey Skaggs
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Deviation Translations

deviation in French is dissidence
deviation in Italian is aberrazione
deviation in Norwegian is avvik
deviation in Swedish is avvikelser

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