Word:

Aberration

Ab`er`ra´tion
n.1.The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
2.A partial alienation of reason.
3.(Astron.) 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; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
4.(Opt.) 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; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.
5.(Physiol.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
6.(Law) The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.
Noun1.aberration - a state or condition markedly different from the norm
2.aberration - a disorder in one's mental state
3.aberration - an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
aberrance, aberrancy, abet, abnormity, alienation, amorphism, anomalism, anomalousness, anomaly, bend, bias, brain damage, brainsickness, branching off, centrifugence, circuitousness, clouded mind, conceit, corner, crackpotism, crank, crankiness, crankism, craziness, crook, crosswiseness, crotchet, crotchetiness, curiosity, curve, daftness, decentralization, declination, defectiveness, deflection, deflexure, delusion, dementedness, dementia, departure, deployment, derangement, detour, deviance, deviancy, deviousness, diagonality, difference, differentness, digression, discursion, disorientation, distortion, distraction, divagation, divarication, divergence, divergency, diversion, division, dogleg, dottiness, double, drift, drifting, eccentricity, errancy, errantry, erraticism, erraticness, erroneousness, error, excursion, excursus, exorbitation, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, falsity, fanning, fanning out, fault, faultiness, flaw, flawedness, folie, foment, freakiness, freakishness, furor, hairpin, hamartia, heresy, heterodoxy, heteromorphism, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, illusion, indirection, indirectness, inferiority, insaneness, insanity, instigate, irrationality, kink, loss of mind, loss of reason, lunacy, madness, maggot, mania, mannerism, mental deficiency, mental derangement, mental disease, mental disorder, mental disturbance, mental illness, mental instability, mental sickness, mind overthrown, mindsickness, misapplication, misconstruction, misdoing, misfeasance, misinterpretation, misjudgment, mistake, monstrosity, nonconformity, obliqueness, obliquity, oddness, peccancy, peculiarity, pererration, perversion, pixilation, possession, prodigy, provoke, psychopathy, queerness, quip, quirkiness, rabidness, raise, rambling, rarity, reasonlessness, self-contradiction, senselessness, separation, set, set on, shattered mind, sheer, shift, shifting, shifting course, shifting path, sick mind, sickness, sin, sinfulness, singularity, skew, skewness, slant, slip, splaying, spread, spreading, spreading out, squint, stir up, strangeness, straying, subnormality, superiority, sweep, swerve, swerving, swinging, tack, teratism, transverseness, trick, turn, turning, twist, unbalance, unbalanced mind, unconventionality, unnaturalism, unnaturalness, unorthodoxy, unsaneness, unsound mind, unsoundness, unsoundness of mind, untrueness, untruth, untruthfulness, vagary, variation, veer, wandering, warp, whim, whimsicality, whimsy, witlessness, wrong, wrongness, yaw, zigzag
Translate Aberration to Spanish, Translate Aberration to German, Translate Aberration to French
Browse
Abelmoschus esculentus
Abelmoschus moschatus
Abelmosk
ABEND
Aber-de-vine
Aberdare
Aberdeen
Aberdeen Angus
Aberdonian
Aberemurder
Aberr
Aberrance
aberrancy
Aberrancy of curvature
Aberrant
Aberrate
-- Aberration --
Aberration constant
Aberrational
Aberuncate
Aberuncator
Abet
abetalipoproteinemia
Abetment
Abettal
Abetter
abettor
Abevacuation
Abeyance
Abeyancy
Abeyant
abfarad
Abgeordnetenhaus
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home