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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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A spokeswoman for G4S added: "It's up to the Ministry of Justice whether they give deviators to prisons.
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According to this theory, in the subgame-perfect equilibrium of the game nobody punishes deviators, and therefore it is rational to deviate from the majority vote.