- The act of deviate, 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.
- (context, contract law) 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.
- (context, Absolute Deviation) The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
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