1. Distance. Écart entre deux mobiles.
2. Marge. Écart d'inflation.
3. Incartade. Écarts de conduite.
Sinonimi: roundabout way
ETYM French détour, from détourner to turn aside; pref. dé- (Latin dis-) + tourner to turn. Related to Turn.
A roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked); SYN. roundabout way.
ETYM Late Lat. deviatio: cf. French déviation.
1. A variation that deviates from the standard or norm; SYN. divergence, departure, difference.
2. Deviate behavior; SYN. deviance.
3. The difference between an observed value and the expected value of a variable or function.
4. The error of a compass due to local magnetic disturbances.
The difference between the value of the controlled variable and the value at which it is being controlled.
ETYM Latin digressio: cf. French digression.
1. A message that departs from the main subject; SYN. aside, excursus, divagation, parenthesis.
2. Wandering from the main path of a journey; SYN. excursion.
Sinonimi: topological space
ETYM Old Eng. space, French espace, from Latin spatium space; cf. Greek span to draw, to tear; perh. akin to Eng. span. Related to Expatiate.
1. The unlimited 3-dimensional expanse in which everything is located.
2. An empty area (usually bounded in some way between things).
3. An area reserved for some particular purpose.
4. (Mathematics) Any set of points that satisfy a set of postulates of some kind; SYN. topological space.
5. One of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff.