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Aberration

Aberration Meaning & Definition
Aberration Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Aberration?

[n] an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
[n] a disorder in one's mental state
[n] a state or condition markedly different from the norm

Synonyms | Synonyms for Aberration: aberrance | aberrancy | deviance | distortion | optical aberration

Related Terms | Find terms related to Aberration: aberrance | aberrancy | abet | abnormality | abnormity | alienation | amorphism | anomalism | anomalousness | anomaly | bend | bias | brain damage | brainsickness | branching off | centrifugence | circuitousness | clouded mind | conceit | corner | crackpotism | crank | crankiness | crankism | craziness | crook | crosswiseness | crotchet | crotchetiness | curiosity | curve | daftness | decentralization | declination | defectiveness | deflection | deflexure | delusion | dementedness | dementia | departure | deployment | derangement | detour | deviance | deviancy | deviation | deviousness | diagonality | difference | differentness | digression | discursion | disorientation | distortion | distraction | divagation | divarication | divergence | divergency | diversion | division | dogleg | dottiness | double | drift | drifting | eccentricity | errancy | errantry | erraticism | erraticness | erroneousness | error | excursion | excursus | exorbitation | fallaciousness | fallacy | falseness | falsity | fanning | fanning out | fault | faultiness | flaw | flawedness | folie | foment | freakiness | freakishness | furor | hairpin | hamartia | heresy | heterodoxy | heteromorphism | idiocrasy | idiosyncrasy | illusion | indirection | indirectness | inferiority | insaneness | insanity | instigate | irrationality | irregularity | kink | loss of mind | loss of reason | lunacy | madness | maggot | mania | mannerism | mental deficiency | mental derangement | mental disease | mental disorder | mental disturbance | mental illness | mental instability | mental sickness | mind overthrown | mindsickness | misapplication | misconstruction | misdoing | misfeasance | misinterpretation | misjudgment | mistake | monstrosity | nonconformity | obliqueness | obliquity | oddity | oddness | peccancy | peculiarity | pererration | perversion | pixilation | possession | prodigy | provoke | psychopathy | queerness | quip | quirk | quirkiness | rabidness | raise | rambling | rarity | reasonlessness | self-contradiction | senselessness | separation | set | set on | shattered mind | sheer | shift | shifting | shifting course | shifting path | sick mind | sickness | sin | sinfulness | singularity | skew | skewness | slant | slip | splaying | spread | spreading | spreading out | squint | stir up | strangeness | straying | subnormality | superiority | sweep | swerve | swerving | swinging | tack | teratism | transverseness | trick | turn | turning | twist | unbalance | unbalanced mind | unconventionality | unnaturalism | unnaturalness | unorthodoxy | unsaneness | unsound mind | unsoundness | unsoundness of mind | untrueness | untruth | untruthfulness | vagary | variation | veer | wandering | warp | whim | whimsicality | whimsy | witlessness | wrong | wrongness | yaw | zigzag

See Also | abnormal condition | abnormalcy | abnormality | chromatic aberration | chromosomal aberration | chromosomal anomaly | chromosonal disorder | chrosomal abnormality | deflection | disturbance | folie | mental disorder | mental disturbance | optical phenomenon | psychological disorder | spherical aberration | warp

Aberration In Webster's Dictionary

\Ab`er*ra"tion\, n. [L. aberratio: cf. F. aberration. See {Aberrate}.] 1. The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. ``The aberration of youth.'' --Hall. ``Aberrations from theory.'' --Burke. 2. A partial alienation of reason. ``Occasional aberrations of intellect.'' --Lingard. Whims, which at first are the aberrations of a single brain, pass with heat into epidemic form. --I. Taylor. 3. (Astron.) 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. 4. (Opt.) 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. 5. (Physiol.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it. 6. (Law) The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B. Syn: Insanity; lunacy; madness; derangement; alienation; mania; dementia; hallucination; illusion; delusion. See {Insanity}.

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