What does the word deviation mean?

Usage examples for deviation

  1. There was never any deviation from this little domestic ritual. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  2. There is but one minor scale; it is the one upon which the chords of its tonality are built; it is the one upon which your teacher wisely insists, because the so- called melodic minor scale offers no new intervals to your fingers, and because the term melodic minor scale is applied to that form of deviation from the real scale which is most frequently used, but which is by no means the only deviation that is possible; nor is it the only one in use. – Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered by Josef Hofmann

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