deviate (plural deviates)
- (sociology) A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
- 1915: James Cornelius Wilson, A Handbook of medical diagnosis
- ...Walton has suggested that it is desirable "to name the phenomena signs of deviation, and call their possessors deviates or a deviate as the case may be...
- 1959: Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Kurt W. Back, Social Pressures in Informal Groups: A Study of Human Factors in Housing
- Under these conditions the person who appears as a deviate is a deviate only because we have chosen, somewhat arbitrarily, to call him a member of the court ...
- 2001: Rupert Brown, Group Processes
- ...The second confederate was also to be a deviate initially...
- (statistics) A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.
- 1928: Karl J. Holzinger, Statistical Methods for Students in Education
- It will be noted that for a deviate x = 1.5, the ordinate z will have the value .130...
- 2001: Sanjeev B. Sarmukaddam, Indrayan Indrayan, Abhaya Indrayan, Medical Biostatistics
- This difference is called a deviate. When a deviate is divided by its SD a, it is called a relative deviate or a standard deviate.
- 2005: Michael J. Crawley, Statistics: An Introduction Using R
- This is a deviate so the appropriate function is qt. We need to supply it with the probability (in this case p = 0.975) and the degrees of freedom...
deviate (third-person singular simple present deviates, present participle deviating, simple past and past participle deviated)
- (intransitive) To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
- He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
- (intransitive) To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
- His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms.
- Alexander Pope
- Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, / May boldly deviate from the common track.
To go off course from; to change course; to change plans
To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray
- second-person plural present active imperative of dēviō