ALL meanings of aberration

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  • 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
  • noun aberration the apparent displacement of a celestial body due to the finite speed of light and the motion of the observer with the earth 3
  • noun aberration a departure from what is right, true, correct, etc. 3
  • noun aberration a deviation from the normal or the typical 3
  • noun aberration mental derangement or lapse 3
  • noun aberration 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 3
  • noun aberration the failure of light rays from one point to converge at a single focus 3
  • noun aberration a fault in a lens or mirror causing such failure 3
  • noun aberration mental irregularity or disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature; lapse from a sound mental state. 1
  • noun aberration Astronomy. apparent displacement of a heavenly body, owing to the motion of the earth in its orbit. 1
  • noun aberration Optics. any disturbance of the rays of a pencil of light such that they can no longer be brought to a sharp focus or form a clear image. 1
  • noun aberration Photography. a defect in a camera lens or lens system, due to flaws in design, material, or construction, that can distort the image. 1
  • noun aberration A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome. 1
  • noun aberration deviating from the norm 1
  • noun aberration deviation from the norm 1
  • noun aberration defect, imperfection 1
  • noun aberration the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 1
  • noun aberration the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type. 1
  • noun aberration deviation from truth or moral rectitude. 1
  • noun aberration The act of wandering; deviation from truth, moral rectitude; abnormal; divergence from the straight, correct, proper, normal, or from the natural state. 0
  • noun aberration (optics) 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; a defect in a focusing mechanism that prevents the intended focal point. 0
  • noun aberration (astronomy) 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. 0
  • noun aberration A partial alienation of reason. 0
  • noun aberration A mental disorder, especially one of a minor or temporary character. 0
  • noun aberration (zoology, botany) Atypical development or structure; deviation from the normal type; an aberrant organ. 0
  • noun aberration (medicine) A deviation of a tissue, organ or mental functions from what is considered to be within the normal range. 0
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