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deviation

Roget category 279

2. Words relating to space
2.4. Motion
›› 2.4.4. Motion with reference to direction

#279. Deviation

noun

deviationswerving etc. v. — obliquation, warp, refraction flection, flexionsweepdeflection, deflexuredeclination.
diversion, digression, depart from, aberrationdivergence etc. 291zigzagdetour etc. (circuit) 629divagation.
[Desultory motion] wandering etc. v. — vagrancy, evagationbypaths and crooked waysbyroad.
[Motion sideways, oblique motion] sidling etc. v. — knight's move at chess.

verb

alter one's course, deviate, depart from, turn, trendbend, curve etc. 245swerve, heel, bear offgybe, wear.
intervert deflectdivert, divert from its courseput on a new scent, shift, shunt, draw aside, crook, warp.
stray, stragglesidlediverge etc. 291tralineatedigress, wanderwind, twist, meanderveer, tackdivagatesidetrackturn aside, turn a corner, turn away fromwheel, steer clear oframble, rove, driftgo astray, go adriftyaw, dodgestep aside, ease off, make way for, shy.
fly off at a tangentglance offwheel about, face aboutturn to the right about, face to the right aboutwaddle etc. (oscillate) 314go out of one's way etc. (perform a circuit) 629lose one's way.

adjective

deviating etc. v. — aberrant, errantexcursive, discursivedevious, desultory, looseramblingstray, erratic, vagrant, undirected, circuitous, indirect, zigzagcrab-like.

adverb

astray from, round about, wide of the markto the right aboutall manner of wayscircuitously etc. 629.
obliquely, sideling, like the move of the knight on a chessboard.



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