What is deviate?

  • (noun): A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.
    Synonyms: pervert, deviant, degenerate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on deviate, deviates:

Lawrence V. Texas - History - Arrest of Lawrence and Garner
... statute, the "Homosexual Conduct" law, made it a Class C misdemeanor if someone "engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another individual of the same ... the separate arrest reports he filed for each, he wrote that he had seen the arrestee "engaged in deviate sexual conduct namely, anal sex, with another man" ...
Problem Of Evil - By Religion - Christianity - Augustinian Theodicy
... man having become estranged from God and choosing to deviate from his chosen path ... void because God did not create evil it was man who chose to deviate from the path of perfect goodness ... merely a consequence of our choosing to deviate from God's desired goodness, then genetic disposition of 'evil' must surely be in God's plan and desire and thus cannot be blamed on Man ...
Coma - Diagnosis and Findings - Physical Examination Findings
... is then moved to the patient's left, to observe if the eyes stay or deviate toward the patient's right same maneuver is attempted on the opposite side ... In special cases, where only one eye deviates and the other does not, this often indicates a lesion (or damage) of the medial longitudinal fasciculus (MLF) which is a brainstem nerve tract ... one ear and the patient is observed for eye movement if the patient's eyes slowly deviate toward the ear where the water was injected, then the brainstem is intact, however failure to ...
Braniff Flight 352 - Flight History
... The crew requested to descend to 15,000 feet and deviate to the west ... were deviating to the east and suggested they also deviate east, but the Electra crew insisted that the west seemed OK to them on their onboard weather radar ...
Standard Normal Deviate
... A standard normal deviate (or standard normal variable) is a normally distributed random variable with expected value 0 and variance 1 ... When the term "deviate" is used, rather than "variable", there is a connotation that the value concerned is treated as the no-longer-random outcome of a standard norm random variable ... Standard normal deviates arise in practical statistics in two ways ...

More definitions of "deviate":

  • (verb): Turn aside; turn away from.
    Synonyms: divert
  • (verb): Turn aside.
    Synonyms: deflect
  • (verb): Cause to turn away from a previous or expected course.
    Example: "The river was deviated to prevent flooding"

Famous quotes containing the word deviate:

    If a Sovereign should, by great accident, deviate into moderation, justice, and clemency, what a contemptible figure would he make in the catalogue of Princes!
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)