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    • to make besides a training course or way.
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deviate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • to make besides a training course or way.
    • To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or topic; stray. See Synonyms at swerve.
    • going off the beaten track; to show in addition to a course or a way; to stray or get astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
    • to make in addition to a program or method.
    • To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; stray. See Synonyms at swerve.
    • To go straightened out; to turn regardless of a program or a technique; to stray or get astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary.
  • verb-transitive:
    • resulting in to show apart or differ.
    • resulting in to deviate.
    • To cause to make aside or vary.
    • To cause to deviate.
  • noun:
    • A deviant.
    • people with deviant behavior; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
    • A value equal to the difference between a measured variable aspect and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.
    • someone having behavior differing from whatever is normal or socially acceptable; -- utilized especially to define people whoever sexual behavior is considered morally unsatisfactory.
    • people whoever behavior deviates from something appropriate especially in sexual behavior
    • A deviant.
    • one with deviant behavior; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
    • A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a set or algorithmic reference value.
    • an individual having behavior differing from whatever is typical or socially appropriate; -- used specifically to characterize persons whose intimate behavior is regarded as morally unsatisfactory.
    • you whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable particularly in intimate behavior
  • verb:
    • To go off program from; to improve program; to change plans.
    • To fall away from, or component from, some norm; to stray.
    • be at difference with; be out of line with
    • turn aside; switch far from
    • cause to make away from a previous or expected program
    • going off training course from; to change training course; to change programs.
    • To fall outside of, or component from, some norm; to stray.
    • be at difference with; be out-of-line with
    • turn aside; change from
    • cause to show from a previous or anticipated course
  • adjective:
    • having behavior varying from what is typical or anticipated, particularly in an undesirable or socially disapproved way.
    • markedly distinct from an accepted norm
    • having behavior varying from whatever is regular or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved way.
    • markedly distinct from a recognized norm
  • others:
    • To turn apart or wander from the means or course; err; swerve: because, to deviate through the common track or path, or from a genuine course.
    • To take an unusual program; diverge; vary.
    • To cause to swerve; lead astray.
    • To change the way or position of, as a ray of light or even the jet of polarization. See biquartz.
    • to make apart or walk from the method or program; err; swerve: since, to deviate from the common track or path, or from a true program.
    • To simply take yet another course; diverge; vary.
    • To cause to swerve; lead astray.
    • to improve the course or place of, as a ray of light or perhaps the plane of polarization. See biquartz.
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