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# Deviation vs False - What's the difference?

deviation | false |

## As a noun deviation

is diversion; different route to travel.

## As an adjective false is

(label) one of two states of a boolean variable; logic.

# deviation

## English

### Noun

(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

# false

## English

(er)
• Untrue, not factual, factually incorrect.
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• Based on factually incorrect premises: false legislation
• Spurious, artificial.
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• *:At her invitation he outlined for her the succeeding chapters with terse military accuracy?; and what she liked best and best understood was avoidance of that false modesty which condescends, turning technicality into pabulum.
• (lb) Of a state in Boolean logic that indicates a negative result.
• Uttering falsehood; dishonest or deceitful.
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• Not faithful or loyal, as to obligations, allegiance, vows, etc.; untrue; treacherous.
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• *(John Milton) (1608-1674)
• *:I to myself was false , ere thou to me.
• Not well founded; not firm or trustworthy; erroneous.
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• *(Edmund Spenser) (c.1552–1599)
• *:whose false foundation waves have swept away
• Not essential or permanent, as parts of a structure which are temporary or supplemental.
• (lb) Out of tune.
• ### Noun

(en noun)
• One of two options on a true-or-false test.

#### Antonyms

* (untrue) real, true

#### Derived terms

* false attack * false dawn * false friend * falsehood * falseness * falsify * falsity