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Glossary

Glossary of Karst and Cave Terms

deviation
1. Deflection of a recording from a base line (e.g., the deviation from vertical of a borehole) [16]. 2. Usually a sling of rope or tape attached to a natural anchor at one end and clipped to the rope with a karabiner at the other. Used to avoid rub points on pitches [25]. Synonym: redirection.