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1. a turning away from the regular standard or course.
2. in ophthalmology, strabismus.
3. in statistics, the difference between a sample value and the mean.
axis deviation an axis shift in the frontal plane, as seen on an electrocardiogram. There are three types: Left, from −30° to −90°; Right, from +90° to +180°; and Undetermined, which may be either extreme left or extreme right, from −90° to +180°.
conjugate deviation dysfunction of the ocular muscles causing the two eyes to diverge to the same side when at rest.
sexual deviation sexual behavior or fantasy outside that which is morally, biologically, or legally sanctioned, often specifically one of the paraphilias.
standard deviation (SD) the dispersion of a random variable; a measure of the amount by which each value deviates from the mean. It is equal to the square root of the variance. For data that have a normal distribution, about 68 per cent of the data points fall within (plus or minus) one standard deviation from the mean and about 95 per cent fall within (plus or minus) two standard deviations. Symbol σ.
ulnar deviation a hand deformity, seen in chronic rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus, in which swelling of the metacarpophalangeal joints causes the fingers to become displaced to the ulnar side. Called also ulnar drift. See illustration.
 Ulnar deviation (ulnar drift) of the metacarpophalangeal joint, a characteristic sign of rheumatoid arthritis. From Pedretti and Early, 2001.

ax·is de·vi·a·tion

deflection of the electrical axis of the heart to the right or left of the normal.
See also: left axis deviation, right axis deviation, axis.
Synonym(s): axis shift

ax·is de·vi·a·tion

(ak'sis dē-vē-ā'shŭn)
Deflection of the electrical axis of the heart to the right or left of the normal.
See also: axis
Synonym(s): axis shift.

ax·is de·vi·a·tion

(ak'sis dē-vē-ā'shŭn)
Deflection of the electrical axis of the heart to the right or left of the normal.
See also: axis
Synonym(s): axis shift.
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the axis shift debate), the above and below figures (Figure 2 and Figure 3) provide a depiction of the evolving shares of the EU-27 countries (including intra-EU trade) and the Asian economies, including Middle Eastern countries.
Significant determinants of an 'axis shift' should have also revealed themselves in terms of services and labor flows.
(23) One could assess the reach and diversity of Turkey's new foreign policy and thus trade relations via established free trade agreements, new flight routes, and visa agreements which indicate a multi-polar geographic orientation rather than a clear-cut axis shift. In addition, the Turkish Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade documents reveal that the government is in negotiations to finalize the establishment of FTAs with Lebanon, the GCC countries, Ukraine, MERCOSUR countries, Libya, Mauritius, Seychelles, and Faroe Islands while initiating talks with Mexico, Algeria, South African Customs Union, ASEAN, South Africa, ANDEAN, India and 36 countries under Africa Caribbean Pacific Group of States (ACP).
Despite the recent rise in Turkey's trade performance, we may conclude, it is too early to suggest an 'axis shift' in the modes of production and the relative roles of small and middle sized entrepreneurships (SMEs) versus conglomerates.
Therefore, an axis shift debate becomes obsolete when studying the facts and once the negative and skeptical perceptions over Turkey's new foreign (trade) policy are removed.
At this point, pie's central axis shifts. The bride's sister picks up her brother's camera and pushes the "record" button as the women take up the defense of the bride.
However, he cautions that every feature location on a part is subject to a different error, relative to its distance and axis shifts from the starting point.
Given that variations in tilt angle as small as 2 degrees may trigger ice ages, the forecast for Earth when its axis shifts to an angle of nearly 60 degrees would certainly be bleak.
The tests showed that the position of the optical axis shifted by up to 26[micro]m with conventional lenses.
Scientists at the Sternberg Institute of Astronomy in Russia have said Earth's axis shifted because Earth had come close to the moon.