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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.
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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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I've found, however, that it works to everyone's advantage for me to ask for a specific amended route when deviating around storms.
When deviating around cells, I'm constantly telling myself, "If it starts to close up or the turbulence reaches moderate, I will go XX," where XX is left, right or back to where I came from.
Since implementing strategies takes time, firms may benefit sometimes by deviating from fitting strategies.
After this, Investigation Officer was summoned to record his statement once again deviating from the understanding.
The format may be something like, "No further right than a 300 heading," or, "Remain within five miles of the airway." Once you're done deviating, be sure to tell ATC: "Approach, Baron Niner Niner Eight, we're turning back on course."
But rather than deviating at 50 miles out, super-bold pilots will often still push on, hoping to find an opening as they get closer.
The Fifth Circuit rejected marketability as a factor for deviating from the tables.
One day bakers may make their own low-calorie double fudge brownies and diabetic may be able to satisfy a sweet tooth without deviating from their strict diets.
Sadly, I was like the crew of the American MD-80 at Little Rock, in which an overworked crew landed in high crosswinds (gusts to 45 knots, up to 80 degrees), in heavy rain (RVR 2400), and with lightning nearby without ever considering deviating. The captain and 10 others died that night as their jet skidded off the end of the runway.
While the article focused on the taxation of different retirement investment alternatives, it overstepped its bounds by deviating to discuss the characteristics of such alternate investments other than taxation.