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deviate from (something)

To move away from what is typical or has been planned. Please don't deviate from the itinerary, otherwise we'll be late for our dinner reservation. Curiosity led me to deviate from my usual path through the woods.
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deviate from something

to wander away from something, such as a path, road, etc.; to vary from the normal procedure. Please do not deviate from the path. You will crush the wildflowers. I will not deviate one inch from the route you have prescribed. They did not deviate from her instructions.
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deviate from

1. To wander or turn aside from some path, course, or way: The hiker deviated from the trail and got lost. The riverbank deviates from the side of the ridge where the sediment has built up.
2. To depart or stray from some subject or matter of discussion: The teacher deviated from the topic of the lecture.
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Deciding how to deviate around the weather is largely a matter of knowing where the weather is and isn't, where it will and won't be.
So, with this information you can plan to deviate only 36 miles instead of the 50.
Or, perhaps if you just wait a bit longer, the line will have moved far enough that you don't have to deviate at all.
However, if you're on an instrument flight plan, you need approval or a bona fide emergency to deviate from your clearance.
Keep your options open in the back of your mind, though, and be thinking about a diversion to a closer airport for fuel, or deviate around the weather to an airport with fuel.
In the SG model, the union deviates by a surprise wage demand.
This paper argues that in certain situations the union may also have the incentive to unilaterally deviate from the cooperative outcome.
Therefore if unions have a greater inherent tendency to deviate than the firm (i.
it pays the union to deviate and announce a wage [Mathematical Expression Omitted].
Hence, the union finds it worthwhile to unilaterally deviate from full cooperation.
Otherwise, use a new pair U, U' of (0, 1)-uniform deviates for an acceptance-rejection procedure; return X [left arrow] x(U) if U' [less than or equal to] (g(U) - p)/h; else try again with another pair U, U' etc.
1)-uniform deviates U; on the average, N = 1 + ln 2 = 1.
022151 additional (0, 1)-uniform deviates U and U', on the average.
859819 additional (0, 1)-uniform deviates U and U', on the average.
which converts two independent (0, 1)-uniform deviates, U, U' into a pair X, Y of independent standard normal variables.