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deviation

noun
     
Related topics: Maths
de‧vi‧a‧tion
1 [uncountable and countable] a noticeable difference from what is expected or acceptable
deviation from
deviation from the normal procedure
2 [countable]HMHM technical the difference between a number or measurement in a set and the average of all the numbers or measurements in that set

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