Deviation is a departure from the norm. In statistics, the difference of a given score from the mean.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Deviation
- 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.
- The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
- 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.
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section