• WordNet 3.6
    • adj deviant markedly different from an accepted norm "aberrant behavior","deviant ideas"
    • n deviant a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Deviant Deviating.
    • Deviant having behavior or characteristics differing from that which is normal or expected, especially in an undesirable or socially disapproved manner; as, deviant behavior.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deviant Deviating; straying; wandering.
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In literature:

Others were the same but they flew away from him in their own deviant paths.
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
Under the circumstances, deviant behavior could not be tolerated.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Another deviant, already tried and found guilty, was ready to be exiled from Earth and imprisoned on one of the Penal Asteroids.
"The Penal Cluster" by Ivar Jorgensen (AKA Randall Garrett)

In news:

The revelation that Sir Isaac Newton, perhaps the greatest scientist of all time, practiced the covert art of alchemy may shock us today, but was this pursuit considered deviant in Newton's own era.
Deviants Underground Radio presents Deviant Fest.
Afghan US Embassy patrol in ' deviant ' parties with booze, hookers - report.
Finally got a mix from local DJ, ZAK V. Here is his Deviant remix for your 7:06 REMIX TONIGHT ENJOY.
About 100 people crowded into a nondescript 10th Street warehouse on Friday, Aug 10, to check out some downtown deviant debauchery.
Texas researcher concludes that more deviant people are easier targets.
A Lake Worth film fest celebrates local cinema, museums open for free across South Florida, and the music world's deviant dandy performs in Coconut Creek.
We dissect motivations, outcomes, and even consider whether deviant behavior has a place in society.
To the most gifted of geeks, the term "hacker" means nothing deviant.
That's basically the idea behind deviant art user Viria13 series of sketches in which she reimagines Disney princesses in modern hipster garb.
This blog is meant for leaders, consultants, project leads, change agents, managers, positive deviants, and anyone else that might instigate, inspire, inform or influence change in an organization .
Boulder International Fringe Festival celebrates the weird, the deviant, and the offbeat.
Ben Dumm & The Deviants to rock PNG Park.
Enough is enough already Courtney Stodden, the 17 year old girl who married the creepy guy from the Green Mile is trying to turn us ALL into sexual deviants.
From the deviant family that brought you 'Cool It' and 'Dirty Peace', Sequence Films proudly presents the wicked Split the Sin.

In science:

This is in line with the deviant short time behavior of chaotic systems with respect to other statistical properties such as the level or number variance.
Matrix Element Distribution as a Signature of Entanglement Generation
The deviant behavior is attributed to short periodic phase space orbits .
Matrix Element Distribution as a Signature of Entanglement Generation
The ‘spine’ represents a special ‘deviant’ particle performing a motion which has important properties from the point of view of the problem regarding the original branching process.
Branching diffusions, superdiffusions and random media
We describe briefly the Deviants' Dilemma in the next section, and the simulation studies and results in those following it.
Deviants' Dilemma - The Simulation
We utilized for comparison two different updating schemes – deterministic (i.e. rational agents), where moves are played depending on direct comparison for better score between between a pseudo and being a deviant, and probabilistic, where moves are chosen randomly depending on the ratio of the scores.
Deviants' Dilemma - The Simulation
We performed a visual inspection of all the templates, rejecting those with unusual shapes due to deviant photometry points.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
This deviant point could be linked to source variability or deblending problems.
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
This probability distribution of photometric redshift uncertainties accounts for the scatter of points around the equality line in Figure A14, and for the outliers (i.e., the most deviant points in that scattering plot, caused by photometry problems or any other issue).
Spitzer view on the evolution of star-forming galaxies from z=0 to z~3
The most deviant author started kindergarten that year and did not read the paper until later.
Astrophysics in 2006
Therefore tidal tails are not guilty for the deviant behavior of the star-formation laws claimed in nearby and distant interacting systems.
What collisional debris can tell us about galaxies
In the case where runaways are included, we separately highlight the most deviant models.
Runaway Stars and the Escape of Ionizing Radiation from High-Redshift Galaxies
Fields 2 (62%) and 4 (75%) are the most deviant ones. — The proportion of references to observational papers depends on the field in roughly the same way as the absolute number of references (see Fig. 1), which in turn depends on the type (observational or theoretical) of the field.
The role of references in the astronomical discourse
The most deviant stars (2 σ) were excluded and a second iteration provided the accepted zero points.
A dedicated photometric system for the detection of Wolf-Rayet stars
Spikes due to deviant pixels missed by the irsclean program are removed manually.
The Spitzer/IRS Infrared Spectrum and Abundances of the Planetary Nebula IC 2448
The most deviant gyro-ages in the distribution (< 180 M y r and > 320 M y r) are for late F and early G type stars near the blue and steepest part of the I sequence, where the deviation from the rotational isochrone is a larger fraction of the stellar rotation period.
The Color-Period Diagram and Stellar Rotational Evolution - New Rotation Period Measurements in the Open Cluster M34