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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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Issuing an early, off-course vector that cleanly steers the airplane away from a storm's vicinity is far better than letting you get too close and needing to deviate at the last second.
I admit that, as a Southeast and Midwest thunderstorm-season flier, for years I asked for the "deviate north" type of amendment.
The primary reason for generating the standard deviate using a macro is that you can write it, test it carefully, and then use the CALL function any time you need a standard normal deviate.
The author distinguishes between judges disregarding "horizontal precedents" of the same court or a court on the same level and "[d]ecisions that deviate from vertical precedent [which] are almost universally regarded as unlawful.
"Those pressures may negatively affect the educational process in al-Muthanna University, and deviate it from its scientific approach toward political work," he said.
accepting or doing it." And, the deviate duo opined, the "fastest way to convince straights that homosexuality is commonplace is to get a lot of people talking about the subject in a neutral or supportive way.
Despite Premier Charest's continued membership in the federal Conservative party, the recent budget suggests that he is not inclined to deviate from this come.
The Team Coordinator should have the discretion to deviate from this policy without the approval of the Director of Field Operations.
Deb's advice to meeting addicts: 1) have an agenda for every meeting, 2) stick to that agenda, and if you need to deviate, make an agreement with those whom you are meeting with to follow up on tangential items later; 3) assign action items at every meeting, and, finally, 4) hold everyone accountable for doing their own follow-up and communicating with the rest of the team.
An index of Latin words and one of Greek words elucidated in the notes/commentary provide valuable information for anyone interested in Erasmus' translation of particular Greek words, especially when his choices deviate from those of the Vulgate.
The Society desires to win from society acceptance for the deviate. On the surface, this aim is certainly fine.
The Inspector from IC Vision of Montreal memorizes the image of flawless parts and then will reject any parts that deviate from the recorded sample.