As nouns the difference between deviation and delegate
is that deviation
is diversion; different route to travel while delegate
is a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy.
As a verb delegate is
to authorize someone to be a delegate.
The act of deviating; a wandering from the way; variation from the common way, from an established rule, etc.; departure, as from the right course or the path of duty.
The state or result of having deviated; a transgression; an act of sin; an error; an offense.
(contract law) The voluntary and unnecessary departure of a ship from, or delay in, the regular and usual course of the specific voyage insured, thus releasing the underwriters from their responsibility.
(Absolute Deviation) The shortest distance between the center of the target and the point where a projectile hits or bursts.
(statistics) For interval variables and ratio variables, a measure of difference between the observed value and the mean.
(metrology) The signed difference between a value and its reference value.
* absolute deviation
* average deviation
* deviation ratio
* immune deviation
* mean deviation
* quartile deviation
* relative deviation
* sexual deviation
* signed deviation
* standard deviation
a person authorized to act as representative for another; a deputy
a representative at a conference, etc.
(US) an appointed representative in some legislative bodies
(computing) a type of variable storing a reference to a method with a particular signature, analogous to a function pointer
* See also
to authorize someone to be a delegate
to commit a task to someone, especially a subordinate
(computing, Internet) (of a subdomain) to give away authority over a subdomain; to allow someone else to create sub-subdomains of a subdomain of yours