1. A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
  2. A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.


  1. To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
    He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
  2. To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
    His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms.

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