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deviant

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Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈdiː.vi.ənt/, SAMPA: /"di:.vi.@nt/

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Of or pertaining to a deviation; characterized by deviation from an expectation or a social standard.
    At the trial, the extent of his deviant behavior became clear.

Translations

Noun

Singular
deviant

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  1. A person who deviates, especially from norms of social behavior.
    He was branded as a deviant and ostracized.
  2. A thing, phenomenon, or trend that deviates from an expectation or pattern.
    As the graph shows, the March sales trend is the deviant.

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References

  • Random House Webster’s Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

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