from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To turn aside from a course or way.
- intransitive v. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; stray. See Synonyms at swerve.
- transitive v. To cause to turn aside or differ.
- n. A deviant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
- n. A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.
- v. To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
- v. To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
- transitive v. To cause to deviate.
- adj. having behavior differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner.
- n. a person having behavior differing from that which is normal or socially acceptable; -- used especially to characterize persons whose sexual behavior is considered morally unacceptable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn aside or wander from the way or course; err; swerve: as, to deviate from the common track or path, or from a true course.
- To take a different course; diverge; differ.
- To cause to swerve; lead astray.
- To change the direction or position of, as a ray of light or the plane of polarization. See biquartz.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be at variance with; be out of line with
- v. turn aside; turn away from
- v. cause to turn away from a previous or expected course
- n. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
- adj. markedly different from an accepted norm
He is perfectly capable of doing that himself, but let's not deviate from the topic of this thread to attack him. jerezano
Forgive me, America, if I deviate from the narrative so often prescribed for occasions such as this.
Straight: Here we deviate from the standard number matching.
I provide my players with a primer at the beginning of every campaign that has any rule variants that I deviate from the game.
It seems bad, but I'm hoping that the strategy actually is to not deviate from the indefensible Bush position so as to allow that the courts the opportunity to eviscerate the states secrets travesty as they should.
Another issue I had was the fact that the last “release” seemed to deviate from the form of the preceding “releases” (it was not a detached report).
Those who deviate from the “orthodoxy” usually do so because they made an error somewhere, which is often discovered during the peer review process.
How far do any of its admirers/participants deviate from the Daily Mail line?
And when he reached the age of choice he had been too fully occupied to deviate from the straight path, along which his mother had taught him to creep and toddle, and along which he now proceeded to walk upright, without thought of what lay on either side.
With that model in mind, then the discussion becomes when should government deviate from the model.