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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ab-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæb əˈreɪ ʃən/
    • /ˌæb.əˈreɪ.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ab-uh-rey-shuh n]
    • /ˌæb əˈreɪ ʃən/

Definitions of aberration word

  • variable noun aberration An aberration is an incident or way of behaving that is not typical. 3
  • variable noun aberration If someone considers a person or their behaviour to be an aberration, they think that they are strange and not socially acceptable. 3
  • noun aberration deviation from what is normal, expected, or usual 3
  • noun aberration departure from truth, morality, etc 3
  • noun aberration a lapse in control of one's mental faculties 3
  • noun aberration a defect in a lens or mirror that causes the formation of either a distorted image or one with coloured fringes 3

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Origin of aberration

First appearance:

before 1585
One of the 35% oldest English words
1585-95; < Latin aberrātiōn- (stem of aberrātiō), equivalent to aberrāt(us), past participle of aberrāre (see aberrant) + -iōn- -ion

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Parts of speech for Aberration


aberration popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 77% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

aberration usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aberration

noun aberration

  • peculiarity — a trait, manner, characteristic, or habit that is odd or unusual.
  • quirk — a peculiarity of action, behavior, or personality; mannerism: He is full of strange quirks.
  • oddity — an odd or remarkably unusual person, thing, or event.
  • eccentricity — an oddity or peculiarity, as of conduct: an interesting man, known for his eccentricities.
  • delusion — A delusion is a false idea.

Antonyms for aberration

noun aberration

  • as usual — You use as usual to indicate that you are describing something that normally happens or that is normally the case.
  • regularity — usual; normal; customary: to put something in its regular place.
  • soundness — free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust: a sound heart; a sound mind.
  • sameness — the state or quality of being the same; identity; uniformity.
  • normality — conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.

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