Deviation vs Delegate - What's the difference?

deviation | delegate |

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.




(en noun)
  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * absolute deviation * average deviation * deviation ratio * immune deviation * mean deviation * quartile deviation * relative deviation * sexual deviation * signed deviation * standard deviation




    (en noun)
  • 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
  • Synonyms

    * 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