Meaning of “deviation” in the English Dictionary

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"deviation" in Business English

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deviationnoun

uk /ˌdiːviˈeɪʃən/ us

[ C or U ] a difference from what is usual or expected:

The letter cited 'significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice'.

[ U ] the difference between a particular number and the average or normal number:

In a recent analysis of local temperature changes, Reno ranked first by amount of deviation from the 30-year average.

(Definition of “deviation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)