aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance(noun)
a state or condition markedly different from the norm
a disorder in one's mental state
aberration, distortion, optical aberration(noun)
an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
A partial alienation of reason.
A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer.
The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus.
A deviation of an organism from the state which is regarded as normal.
A mental disorder, especially one of a minor or temporary character.
The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.
Atypical development or structure.
Origin: * First attested in 1594.
the act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type
a partial alienation of reason
a small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth
the convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus
the passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it
the producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, aberration is a type of creature, or "creature type". Aberrations generally all have bizarre anatomies, strange abilities, alien mindsets, or any combination thereof. In 3rd edition Dungeons & Dragons, all aberrations have darkvision out to 60 feet. As a group, they have no other special abilities or immunities. In Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition, Aberration was replaced with the Aberrant creature origin.
The numerical value of aberration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of aberration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Evil deeds are the fruit of an evil heart. They are not an aberration from our true self but a revelation of it.”
Is this influx of foreign capital temporary, an aberration, or is it part of a longer-term, sustainable trend? i would argue in a world that has so much uncertainty ... increasingly global investors are going to say Canada is a very good place to be.
It's pretty clear production is being pulled back and finally we're seeing the impact of lower rig counts, there is potential for a bounce back in inventories if that was only a temporary aberration, but, of course, if the recent trend continues, we should see some support.
The problem is people try to look at Putin [ like ] a rational actor … Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the current situation as an aberration and their [ Russian ] empire to be the status quo – Russian President Vladimir Putin is just looking to return to that.
Every attempt to employ mathematical methods in the study of chemical questions must be considered profoundly irrational and contrary to the spirit of chemistry... If mathematical analysis should ever had prominent place in chemistry - an aberration, which is happily almost impossible - it would be a rapid and widespread degeneration of that science.
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- аберация, отклонение, умопомрачение, отклоняванеBulgarian
- Abweichung, AberrationGerman
- παρέκκλιση, εκτροπή, λοξοδρόμησηGreek
- aberración, perturbación mentalSpanish
- aberraatio, poikkeama, poikkeavuus, harhamuunnos, eksyminen, heijastus, hairahdus, erehdys, säännöttömyys, harhapolku, ajatusvirhe, harhautuminenFinnish
- seachrán, iomrall, saobhadhIrish
- tévelygés, tévút, aberrációHungarian
- deviazione, aberrazione, alienazioneItalian
- aberație, deviere, deviațieRomanian
- отклонение, заблуждение, аберрация, умопомрачениеRussian
- sapkınlık, sapmaTurkish
- tính sai, quang saiVietnamese
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