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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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4, a shows the calculated deviator stress for three types of axle load at different depth of foundation.
Residual excess pore pressure ([DELTA][u.sub.res]) was defined as excess pore pressure value when deviator stress was zero during each load cycle (Seed & Lee, 1966).
Taller drivers complained the driver's seat did not go far enough for decent leg room, while shorter drivers complained the seat belts cut across their necks and needed a deviator to overcome the problem, which reduces the effectiveness of the belt.
Samples were subjected to an effective confining pressure of approximately 45 kPa, and cyclic loading having a maximum deviator stress of 300 kPa was applied on the ballast specimens at a frequency of 20 Hz.
the introduction of new capacity) is extremely difficult to achieve and sustain as the mechanism that is required for collusion to be successful--namely the ability of each member promptly to detect cheating and to retaliate effectively against the deviator is much less likely to be work than when coordination takes place on a short-term variable (e.g.
where [[sigma].sub.eq] is a function of the stress deviator [S.sub.ij] that can be written as
In fact, it is one of the most radically reflexed bows Hoyt has ever made, matched only by the Deviator from a few years back.
In cases 1b, 1d, 2b, and 2d, the proposed deviation from [[Sigma].sub.s] lowers the deviator's payoff in period t but has no subsequent effects, so these are clearly not optimal for any [s.sub.t], [], [T.sup.out], and [Delta].
where [e.sup.p.sub.ij] is the plastic deviator strain ([e.sup.p.sub.ij] = [[epsilon].sup.p.sub.ij] - [[epsilon].sup.p.sub.m][[delta].sub.ij]).
where [bar.p] = - (1/3)[bar.[sigma]] : I is the effective hydrostatic pressure; [bar.q] = [square root of ((2/3)[bar.S] : [bar.S])] is the equivalent von Mises stress; [bar.S] = [bar.[sigma]] + [bar.p]I is the deviator of the effective stress; <x> is the Macaulay bracket, <x> = (1/2)(x + [absolute value of x]); [[bar.[sigma]].sub.max] is the maximum eigenvalue of tensor [bar.[sigma]]; [alpha] and [gamma] are the dimensionless parameters of the material; and the function [beta]([[??].sup.p.sub.c]) is given by equation (22).
For girder P1, it was noted that concrete cover at left deviator was fragmented at failure load due to thrust force exerted from unbonded tendon.
where [s.sub.n+1] is the deviator stress tensor, [p.sub.n+1] is hydrostatic pressure, [eta] is a constant related to the friction angle, and c([[bar.[epsilon]].sup.p.sub.n+1]) is hardened modulus.
Consequently, the deviator can produce higher output more cheaply and free-rides on the lower output of its competitor.