how to pronounce deviance


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deviance is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of deviance in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… according to the book deviance by Harold …”

meanings of deviance


  1. A person or thing that differs from the expected.
  2. Actions or behaviors that violate formal and informal cultural norms such as laws and customs.

deviance frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word deviance occurs in english on average 4.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics deviance can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that deviance can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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