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

Definitions of aberrational word

  • adjective aberrational characterized by aberration 3
  • noun aberrational the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 1
  • noun aberrational the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type. 1
  • noun aberrational deviation from truth or moral rectitude. 1
  • noun aberrational mental irregularity or disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature; lapse from a sound mental state. 1
  • noun aberrational Astronomy. apparent displacement of a heavenly body, owing to the motion of the earth in its orbit. 1

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Origin of aberrational

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 Aberrational


aberrational 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.
According to our data about 73% 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.

aberrational usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for aberrational

adj aberrational

  • straying — to deviate from the direct course, leave the proper place, or go beyond the proper limits, especially without a fixed course or purpose; ramble: to stray from the main road.
  • aberrant — Aberrant means unusual and not socially acceptable.
  • deviating — to turn aside, as from a route, way, course, etc.

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