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April 3rd, 2018

Word of the Day 04/03/18 Aberration

Aberration (noun)
aberration [ab-uh-rey-shuh n]


noun
1. the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course.
2. the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type.
3. deviation from truth or moral rectitude.
4. mental irregularity or disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature; lapse from a sound mental state.
5. Astronomy. apparent displacement of a heavenly body, owing to the motion of the earth in its orbit.
6. 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.
7. Photography. a defect in a camera lens or lens system, due to flaws in design, material, or construction, that can distort the image.

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1. wandering; deviation, divergence.
4. abnormality, eccentricity, illusion, delusion, hallucination.

Origin: 1585-95; < Latin aberrātiōn- (stem of aberrātiō), equivalent to aberrāt(us), past participle of aberrāre (see aberrant ) + -iōn- -ion

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