Deviate vs Biased - What's the difference?

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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 is (bias).

As a noun deviate

is (sociology) a person with deviant behaviour; a deviant, degenerate or pervert.

As an adjective biased is

exhibiting bias; prejudiced.

deviate

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (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]
  • ...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...
  • * 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]
  • 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 ...
  • * 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]
  • ...The second confederate was also to be a deviate initially...
  • (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]
  • It will be noted that for a deviate x = 1.5, the ordinate z will have the value .130...
  • * 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]
  • 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.
  • * 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 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...

    Verb

    (deviat)
  • To go off course from; to change course; to change plans.
  • He's deviating from the course. Follow him!
  • To fall outside of, or part from, some norm; to stray.
  • His exhibition of nude paintings deviated from local censorship norms .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Thus Pegasus, a nearer way to take, / May boldly deviate from the common track.

    Synonyms

    * (change course ): swerve, veer * (stray ): stray, wander

    Anagrams

    * English heteronyms ----

    biased

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (UK) biassed

    Verb

    (head)
  • (bias)
  • She biased them against him for no apparent reason.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • exhibiting bias; prejudiced
  • The newspaper gave a biased account of the incident.
  • angled at a slant
  • The table had a biased edge.

    Synonyms

    * (having a partial view) partial, prejudiced, tendentious

    Anagrams

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