Deviating means to go out of the normal way that something is done. When you deviate from the standard recipe, you might end up with a recipe that is not very good.

  • The recipe calls for baking the cookies on the bottom of the oven, but the deviator decided to bake them on the top.

  • The deviator decided to add a new ingredient to the recipe, and it ended up ruining the entire batch.

Definition of deviating


To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.


To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.


To cause to diverge.

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Example Sentences for deviating

  • 1

    Allowing deviations is the essence of the system.

  • 2

    It deviates in the ultraviolet and infrared regions.

  • 3

    These changes deviate the intent of the article.

  • 4

    It emphasizes the immunization to deviations that are self enforcing.

  • 5

    Hence, the deviation is discouraged and the equilibrium is stable.

  • 6

    The deviation of the train killed many people.

  • 7

    The standard deviation is an indication of the duration of the signal.

  • 8

    A vibration mechanism in the seat alerts the driver of deviations.

  • 9

    In this condition, the eyes deviate from the fixating position.

  • 10

    From the deviation to the capital the road is not in the best conditions.