Babylon 10
The world's best online dictionary

Download it's free

Definition of Deviation

Babylon English Dictionary

act of deviating; aberration, abnormality; divergence
Deviation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

deviation
\de`vi*a"tion\ (?), n. [ll. deviatio: cf. f. déviation.]
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.
2. (com.) 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
of a falling body (physics), that deviation from a strictly vertical line of descent which occurs in a body falling freely, in consequence of the rotation of the earth.
deviation
of the compass, the angle which the needle of a ship's compass makes with the magnetic meridian by reason of the magnetism of the iron parts of the ship.
deviation
of the line of the vertical, the difference between the actual direction of a plumb line and the direction it would have if the earth were a perfect ellipsoid and homogeneous, -- caused by the attraction of a mountain, or irregularities in the earth's density.
deviation
n
1. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean" [syn: divergence, departure, difference]


2. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
3. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
4. deviate behavior [syn: deviance]


5. 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" [syn: diversion, digression, deflection, deflexion]




  similar words(3) 



 deviation of a falling body 
 deviation of the line of the vertical 
 deviation of the compass 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cyfeiliorn = n. deviation
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a variation that deviates from the standard or norm; "the deviation from the mean"
(synonym) divergence, departure, difference
(hypernym) variation, fluctuation
(hyponym) discrepancy, variance, variant
(derivation) deviate, vary, diverge, depart
2. the difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function
(hypernym) statistic
(hyponym) outlier
(derivation) deviate, vary, diverge, depart
(classification) statistics
3. the error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances
(hypernym) erroneousness, error
(derivation) deviate, vary, diverge, depart
4. deviate behavior
(synonym) deviance
(hypernym) abnormality, irregularity
(derivation) deviate, vary, diverge, depart
5. 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"
(synonym) diversion, digression, deflection, deflexion, divagation
(hypernym) turn, turning
(hyponym) red herring
(derivation) deflect, deviate
Deviation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
1) A departure from a current clearance, such as an off course maneuver to avoid weather or turbulence. 2) Where specifically authorized in the FARs and requested by the pilot, Air Traffic Control (ATC) may permit pilots to deviate from certain regulations. (FAA4)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
eng-iso
In numerical data sets, the difference or distance of an individual observation or data value from the center point (often the mean) of the set distribution.
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
1. in research the difference between the mean and an observed value.
2. in customer behaviour people that behave in a different way from the norm.
Copyright © 2001, Ray Wright
Glossary of petroleum Industry
the inclination of the wellbore from the vertical. The angle of deviation, angle of drift, or drift angle is the angle in degrees that shows the variation from the vertical as revealed by a deviation survey.
Deviation Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
DOD Dictionary of Military Terms
(*) 1. The distance by which a point of impact or burst misses the target. See also circular error probable; delivery error; dispersion error; horizontal error. 2. The angular difference between magnetic and compass headings.
  
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
Deviation Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of challenges to official doctrineor of radical deviation
Deviation Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
RF Electronics
The process of varying the frequency of an RF signal to superimpose the audio to be transmitted. Also referred to as modulation or FM modulation. Deviation is also used to refer to the amount that the frequency of the RF signal is varied; usually expressed as a peak deviation in kHz.
Electronic Statistics Textbook
In radial units, a figure multiplied by the radial exemplar's squared distance from the input pattern to generate the unit's activation level, before submission to the activation function . See neural networks .
This type of ternary graph allows you to examine the relations between four or more dimensions (X, Y, Z, and V1, V2, etc.) as "deviations" from a specified base-level of the V- axis where three of those dimensions (X, Y, and Z) represent components of a mixture (i.e., the relations between them is constrained such that the values of the three variables add up to the same constant for each case).
Technical English by wpv
The difference between the value of the controlled variable and the value at which it is being controlled.
Aviation - English - Spintra.com
Difference from desired;
Abbreviation Airbus A340
Deviation
CAVE AND KARST TERMINOLOGY
Usually a sling of rope or tape attached to a natural anchor at one end and clipped to the rope with a karabiner at the other. Used to avoid rub points on pitches. Syn. Redirection
Deviation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Deviation may refer to:
  • Deviation (statistics), the difference between the value of an observation and the mean of the population in mathematics and statistics
    • Standard deviation, which is based on the square of the difference
    • Absolute deviation, where the absolute value of the difference is used
    • Relative standard deviation, in probability theory and statistics is the absolute value of the coefficient of variation
  • Deviation of a local ring in mathematics
  • Deviation of a poset in mathematics
  • 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
  • Deviation (law) is a departure from a contract or a ship's course, thus breaching the contract
  • Deviationism, an expressed belief which is not in accordance with official party doctrine
  • Deviation Records, a record label
  • Deviance (sociology), a behavior that is a recognized violation of social norms
  • Deviation (Jayne County album), 1995
  • Deviation (Béla Fleck album), 1984
  • Deviate (Kill II This album), 1998
  • Deviation (film), a 2006 short film
  • Ffestiniog Railway, The Llyn Ystradau Deviation is known as the deviation.
  • Allowance (engineering), an engineering and machining allowance is a planned deviation between an actual dimension and a nominal or theoretical dimension, or between an intermediate-stage dimension and an intended final dimension.

See more at Wikipedia.org...
© This article uses material from Wikipedia® and is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License and under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License
Deviation Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
A voluntary departure, without necessity, or any reasonable cause, from the regular and usual course of the voyage insured.

From the moment this happens, the voyage is changed, the contract determined, and the insurer discharged from all subsequent responsibility. By the contract, the insurer only runs the risk of the contract agreed upon, and no other; and it is, therefore, a condition implied in the policy, that the ship shall proceed to her port of destination by the. shortest and safest course, and on no account to deviate from that course, but in cases of necessity.

The effect of a deviation is not to vitiate or avoid the policy, but only to determine the liability of the underwriters from the time of the deviation. If, therefore, the ship or goods, after the voyage has commenced, receive damage, then the ship deviates, and afterwards a loss happen, there, though the insurer is discharged from the time of the deviation, and is not answerable for the subsequent loss, yet he is bound to make good the damage sustained previous to the deviation.

But though he is thus disebarged from subsequent responsibility, he is entitled to retain the whole premium.

What amounts to a deviation is not easily defined, but a departure from the usual course of the voyage, or remaining at places where the ship is authorized to touch, longer than necessary, or doing there what the insured is not authorized to do; as, if the ship have merely liberty to touch at a point, and the insured stay there to trade, or break bulk, it is a deviation. By the course of the voyage is not meant the shortest course the ship can take from her port of departure to her port of destination, but the regular and customary track, if such there be, which long us usage has proved to be the safest and most convenient.

A deviation that will discharge the insurer, must be a voluntary departure from the usual course of the voyage insured, and not warranted by any necessity. If a deviation can be justified by necessity, it will not affect the contract; and necessity will justify a deviation, though it proceed from a cause not insured against. The cases of necessity which are most frequently adduced to justify a departure from the direct or usual course of the voyage, are: 1. Stress of weather; 2. The want of necessary repairs; 3. Joining convoy; 4. Succouring ships in distress; 5. Avoiding capture or detention; 6. Sickness of the master or mariner; 7. Mutiny of the crew. Contracts. When a plan has been adopted for a building, and in the progress of the work a change has been made from the original plan, the change is called a deviation.

When the contract is to build a house according to the original plan, and a deviation takes place, the contract shall be traced as far as possible, and the additions, if any have been made, shall be paid for according to the usual rate of charging.

The Civil Code of Louisiana provides, that when an architect or other workman has undertaken the building of a house by the job, according to a plot agreed on between him and the owner of the ground, he cannot claim an increase of the price agreed on, on the plea of the original plot having been changed and extended, unless he can prove that such changes have been made in compliance with the wishes of the proprietor.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.
Deviation Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Vessel departure from specified voyage course
A departure by a ship from the agreed customary route of the voyage with the intention of returning to that route to complete the voyage. Where the ship deviates without lawful excuse the underwriter, unless the policy provides otherwise, is discharged from all liability from the time the vessel deviates and insurance cover does not reattach if and when the vessel regains her original course.
Deviation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Amateur Radio Glossary
The change in the carrier frequency of a FM transmitter produced by the modulating signal.
Deviation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
tekeret