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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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3, a shows the calculated deviator stress at different depth of foundation at different train speeds.
3]) on the axial and volumetric strains of ballast achieved at the end of 500,000 cycles for a maximum deviator stress of 500 kPa.
2] respectively are determined by the value of radius in the notch measured after fracture, n--number of sample types; Re()--means that only real part of the complex number is taken which can be theoretical value of stresses and deformations in the process of iterations when no imposed below given restrictions are provided resulted from the study of deviator and meridian fracture surface cross section.
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.
For convenience, we introduce the definitions of the mean strain deviator [[epsilon].
Shorter drivers complained that the seat belts cut across their necks and needed a deviator to overcome the problem, which reduces the effectiveness of the belt.
The study is not only observation to liquefaction phenomena but also influence of confining pressure and cyclic deviator stress on liquefaction of clayey sand.
The deviation was immediately detected and the deviator was anonymously reprimanded.