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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-ber-uh nt, ab-er-]
    • /əˈbɛr ənt, ˈæb ər-/
    • /æ.ˈbe.rəns/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-ber-uh nt, ab-er-]
    • /əˈbɛr ənt, ˈæb ər-/

Definitions of aberrance word

  • adjective aberrance departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 1
  • adjective aberrance deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal. 1
  • noun aberrance an aberrant person, thing, group, etc. 1
  • noun aberrance State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude. (Mid 17th century.). 1

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Origin of aberrance

First appearance:

before 1820
One of the 38% newest English words
First recorded in 1820-30, aberrant is from the Latin word aberrant- (stem of aberrāns, present participle of aberrāre to deviate). See ab-, errant

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Parts of speech for Aberrance


aberrance popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 82% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 72% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

aberrance usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aberrance

noun aberrance

  • deviation — Deviation means doing something that is different from what people consider to be normal or acceptable.
  • unnaturalness — contrary to the laws or course of nature.
  • aberration — An aberration is an incident or way of behaving that is not typical.
  • divergence — the act, fact, or amount of diverging: a divergence in opinion.
  • aberrancy — departing from the right, normal, or usual course.

Antonyms for aberrance

noun aberrance

  • sameness — the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
  • regularity — usual; normal; customary: to put something in its regular place.
  • conformity — If something happens in conformity with something such as a law or someone's wishes, it happens as the law says it should, or as the person wants it to.
  • normality — conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.

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