deviate from the schedule?

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Hello Everyone,

This sentence is taken from longman online dictionary. I can't understand it. Could explain it to me?

Real gases also deviate more from ideal gas behaviour at lower temperatures.

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  • Durnett

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    English - Canada
    In this sentence "deviate" is used in the sense of "not conforming to something". If the behavior of a real gas doesn't conform to the behavior of an ideal gas, their behaviors don't match up - their behaviors are different.

    Here's another version of the same sentence,
    "There's more of a difference between the behaviors of a real gas and an ideal gas at lower temperatures."

    Also, you need the word "you" in your question: "Could you explain it to me?"
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