Deviate vs Biased - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between deviate and biased
is that deviate
is to go off course from; to change course; to change plans while biased
As a noun deviate
is (sociology) a person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
As an adjective biased is
exhibiting bias; prejudiced.
(sociology) A person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.
* 1915: James Cornelius Wilson, A Handbook of medical diagnosis [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC56783761&id=4B7nMfNnIZkC&pg=PA346&lpg=PA346&dq=%22a+deviate%22&as_brr=1]
* 1959: Leon Festinger, Stanley Schachter, Kurt W. Back, Social Pressures in Informal Groups: A Study of Human Factors in Housing [http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC00181184&id=J24AAAAAMAAJ&q=%22a+deviate%22&dq=%22a+deviate%22&pgis=1]
- ...Walton has suggested that it is desirable "to name the phenomena signs of deviation, and call their possessors deviates or a deviate as the case may be...
* 2001: Rupert Brown, Group Processes [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0631184961&id=e-9OtYRo45cC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=%22a+deviate%22&sig=GsTXt6FCAxGzfu9Z1Y5DBjGXb-0]
- Under these conditions the person who appears as a deviate' is a ' deviate only because we have chosen, somewhat arbitrarily, to call him a member of the court ...
(statistics) A value equal to the difference between a measured variable factor and a fixed or algorithmic reference value.
* 1928: Karl J. Holzinger, Statistical Methods for Students in Education [http://books.google.com/books?vid=LCCN28006559&id=sKTVf2R9QcQC&q=%22a+deviate%22&dq=%22a+deviate%22&pgis=1]
- ...The second confederate was also to be a deviate initially...
* 2001: Sanjeev B. Sarmukaddam, Indrayan Indrayan, Abhaya Indrayan, Medical Biostatistics [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0824704266&id=DHkXkXhpryAC&pg=RA20-PA279&lpg=RA20-PA279&dq=%22a+deviate%22&sig=V0CUzyD7DlXKCm_ehD84Trl8J5g]
- It will be noted that for a deviate x = 1.5, the ordinate z will have the value .130...
* 2005: Michael J. Crawley, Statistics: An Introduction Using R [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0470022973&id=czbzO5iD1Z0C&pg=PA67&lpg=PA67&dq=%22a+deviate%22&sig=-Erqbq87cIuqSaSOjXqw7Edaabo]
- This difference is called a deviate. When a deviate is divided by its SD a, it is called a relative deviate or a standard deviate.
- This is a deviate so the appropriate function is qt. We need to supply it with the probability (in this case p = 0.975) and the degrees of freedom...
To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
- He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
* Alexander Pope
- His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms .
- Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, / May boldly deviate from the common track.
* (change course ): swerve, veer
* (stray ): stray, wander
* (UK) biassed
- She biased them against him for no apparent reason.
exhibiting bias; prejudiced
angled at a slant
- The newspaper gave a biased account of the incident.
- The table had a biased edge.
* (having a partial view) partial, prejudiced, tendentious