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deviate

[dē′vē·it]
Etymology: L, deviare, to turn aside
1 n, a person or an act that varies from that which is considered standard, such as a social or sexual deviate, or that which is within a statistic norm.
2 v, to vary from that which is considered standard or within a statistic norm. deviant, adj., deviation, n.

deviate

noun A poetic (i.e., non-medical) term for a person who engages in nontraditional and/or bizarre sexual practices.

deviate

(dē′vē-āt″) [L. deviare, to turn aside]
1. To move steadily away from a designated norm.
2. An individual whose behavior, esp. sexual behavior, is so far removed from societal norms that it is classed as socially, morally, or legally unacceptable.
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res]) was defined as excess pore pressure value when deviator stress was zero during each load cycle (Seed & Lee, 1966).
The components of this vector are given by the principal values of the deviator of stress.
America the beautiful has become America the deviator as the world cries out in pain.
Suppose instead that the firms in sector A punish a deviator in both policy dimensions.
Taller drivers complained the driver's seat did not go far enough for decent leg room, while shorter drivers complained the seat belts cut across their necks and needed a deviator to overcome the problem, which reduces the effectiveness of the belt.
Samples were subjected to an effective confining pressure of approximately 45 kPa, and cyclic loading having a maximum deviator stress of 300 kPa was applied on the ballast specimens at a frequency of 20 Hz.
In fact, it is one of the most radically reflexed bows Hoyt has ever made, matched only by the Deviator from a few years back.
2] is the second stress invariant of the stress deviator tensor.
For the reason that stress tensor invariants are defined through components of spherical part and deviator part of stress function and an assumption about uniformity and isotropic local semispace locality makes it independent of the direction of octahedral planes normals and the expanded modified Mises' fluidity criterion can be resulted in the following form:
In 2009, a report by the Board advised that a signal deviator, a device that would effectively block mobile phone transmissions, was an "urgent requirement" for Altcourse, but the equipment is yet to be installed.
A rigid arm is placed between the deviator and the beam axis, while the rubber element, which can adjust the frictional coefficient between external tendon and deviator, is set in the node between the rigid arm and beam axis.