Definition of Aberration in English :

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Aberration meaning in English

Meaning of Aberration in English

Pronunciation of Aberration in English

Aberration pronunciation in English

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see synonyms of aberration


1. aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance

a state or condition markedly different from the norm

2. aberration

a disorder in one's mental state

3. aberration, distortion, optical aberration

an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

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see synonyms of aberration
deviation from what is normal, expected, or usual
departure from truth, morality, etc
a lapse in control of one's mental faculties
4. optics
a defect in a lens or mirror that causes the formation of either a distorted image or one with coloured fringes
See also spherical aberration, chromatic aberration
5. astronomy
the apparent displacement of a celestial body due to the finite speed of light and the motion of the observer with the earth

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see synonyms of aberration
a departure from what is right, true, correct, etc.
a deviation from the normal or the typical
mental derangement or lapse
4.  Astronomy
a small, periodic apparent change in the observed position of a celestial object, caused by the constantly changing position of the earth and the finite speed of the object's light
5.  Optics
the failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus
a fault in a lens or mirror causing such failure
see also chromatic aberration, spherical aberration

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see synonyms of aberration
1. A deviation from what is typical or normal: an election that was an aberration from usual state politics. See Synonyms at deviation.
2. A departure from what is considered natural or proper: "Throughout history, the beast with a taste for human flesh has been regarded as an aberration, even as an outlaw" (Philip Caputo).
3. An abnormal, usually temporary alteration in one's mental state.
a. A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
b. An imperfect image caused by a physical defect in an optical element, as in a lens.
5. The apparent displacement of the position of a celestial body in the direction of motion of an observer on Earth, caused by the motion of Earth and the finite velocity of light.
6. Genetics A deviation in the normal structure or number of chromosomes in an organism.

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