## Standard Synonyms

Aberration

Abnormality

Anomaly

Departure

Difference

Divergence

## Slang Synonyms

Variation

Aberration

Departure

Discrepancy

Deviance.

## Academic Synonyms

The word ‘deviation’ can be replaced with ‘dispersion’

‘spread’

‘variance’

Or ‘deviation from the mean’.

## Old English Synonyms

Estrangement

Withdrawal

Secession

Falling away

Desertion

## Regional Synonyms

## Industry-specific Synonyms

Variance

Discrepancy

Divergence

Inconsistency

## Antonyms

Normal

Conforming.

## Meaning

The word ‘deviation’ means to move away from what is considered normal or expected.

## Definition

The definition of deviation is a departure from what is considered to be normal, usual, or expected.

## Example Sentences

One standard deviation away from the mean is 68.26% of the data.

Two standard deviations away from the mean is 95.44% of the data.

Three standard deviations away from the mean is 99.73% of the data.

Four standard deviations away from the mean is 99.994% of the data.

Five standard deviations away from the mean is 100% of the data.