deviation

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Deviation is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

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  • Hyphenation: de‧vi‧a‧tion

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Singular
deviation

Plural
deviations

  1. (countable & uncountable) A deviation is difference or movement away from a standard.
    They insist that there must be no deviation from that style.
    Any deviations from the contract would have to be agreed by both parties.
  2. (countable); (statistics) A deviation is the difference between a number and the average of a set of values.

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