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deviance

Noun

1 a state or condition markedly different from the norm [syn: aberrance, aberrancy, aberration]
2 deviate behavior [syn: deviation]

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English

Noun

  1. Variation from expected behavior or form.
  2. A person or thing that differs from the expected.

Translations

Variation from expected behavior or form
A person or thing that differs from the expected

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