Deviating
Deviate De"vi*ate, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Deviated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Deviating}.] [L. deviare to deviate; de + viare to go, travel, via way. See {Viaduct}.] To go out of the way; to turn aside from a course or a method; to stray or go astray; to err; to digress; to diverge; to vary. [1913 Webster]

Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, May boldly deviate from the common track. --Pope.

Syn: To swerve; stray; wander; digress; depart; deflect; err. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • deviating — I adjective aberrant, astray, circuitous, departing, deviative, devious, different, differing, digressive, discursive, disparate, dissimilar, divergent, diverse, diversified, errant, erratic, indirect, labyrinthine, meandering, nonconforming,… …   Law dictionary

  • deviating — un·deviating; …   English syllables

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  • deviating — n. turning aside; divergence; digression de·vi·ate || diːvɪeɪt n. someone or something that deviates from the norm v. turn aside; depart from, diverge; digress …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deviating from the common rule — index anomalous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deviating from the general rule — index irregular (not usual) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • deviating from the norm — I verb alter one s course, depart from a norm, digress, diverge, drift, go astray, maunder, meander, skew, slew, straggle, stray, swerve, take a different course, wander II index irregular (not usual) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton.… …   Law dictionary

  • deviating from the standard — index irregular (not usual) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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