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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A state or condition markedly different from the norm.

Usage examples (33)
  • Crime, the violation of formally enacted law, is formal deviance.
  • We cannot imagine a difference in which all deviance is equally valued.
  • It is alredy doing that, more seriously than the attribution of "deviance" to nurtural factors.
  • West Side Story, reminds me that other kinds of "deviance" have gone through a similar progression. for more
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