deviance

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n deviance deviate behavior
    • n deviance a state or condition markedly different from the norm
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Usage


In news:

How Sexual Deviance Could Have Crippled Alcoholics Anonymous .
How Sexual Deviance Could Have Crippled Alcoholics Anonymous.
His case also highlights how quickly the police can exploit even the thinnest evidence of sexual deviance to gain access to a suspect's most private thoughts.
The words "authors after hours" might call to mind certain tendencies in the letting down of the hair — drunkenness, vicious verbal fisticuffs, sexual deviance.
Maybe it's our general love of deviance, or just because we're broke, unemployed and can't afford a trip to Kaiser.
Maybe it's our general love of deviance, or just because we're broke, unemployed and can't afford a trip to Kaiser More.
So while Spain's Jewish and Muslim communities did not eat pork, they began cooking it as an angry gesture of assimilation, a fat middle finger to the Grand Inquisitor , who inspected even their kitchens for signs of deviance.
Explains how society defines and controls deviance.
How we've defined deviancy down in the U.S. Login Register.
Now, your minor deviance could even contribute to research funded by the Department of Defense .
The Boy Scouts of America has released its list of 1900 people who were banned from the organization for sexual deviancy over a 20-year span.
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In science:

Deviance Information Criterion (DIC) of Spiegelhalter et al. (2002, henceforth SBCL02), which combines heritage from both Bayesian methods and information theory.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
Here C is a ‘standardizing’ constant depending only on the data which will vanish from any derived quantity, and D is the deviance of the likelihood.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
In words, then, pD is the mean of the deviance, minus the deviance of the mean.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
The second form is interesting because the mean deviance can be justi fied in Bayesian terms, which alway s deal with model-averaged quantities rather than maximum values.
Information criteria for astrophysical model selection
In order to be able to compare these item exposure control strategies, we computed the standard deviance of the frequency series shown in Figure 8.
Computerized adaptive testing: implementation issues
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