aberration
[ˌabəˈreɪʃ(ə)n]
NOUN
aberrations (plural noun)
  1. a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
    "they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration" ·
    "I see these activities as some kind of mental aberration"
    • biology
      a characteristic that deviates from the normal type.
      "colour aberrations"
    • optics
      the failure of rays to converge at one focus because of a defect in a lens or mirror.
    • astronomy
      the apparent displacement of a celestial object from its true position, caused by the relative motion of the observer and the object.
Origin
late 16th century: from Latin aberratio(n-), from aberrare ‘to stray’ ( see aberrant).
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How to use aberration in a sentence?
they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration.
I see these activities as some kind of mental aberration.
diurnal aberration.
colour aberrations.
How to say aberration in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans verwikkelings goed
Arabic (NOUN)انحراف, الزيغ, زيغ, الانحراف
Bangla প্রানের
Bosnian (Latin) lom
Bulgarian (NOUN)аберация, отклонение
Cantonese (Traditional) 畸變
Catalan (NOUN)aberració
Chinese Simplified 畸变
Chinese Traditional 畸變
Croatian (NOUN)aberacije, lom
Czech (NOUN)aberace
Danish (NOUN)vildfarelse, afvigelse
Dutch (NOUN)aberratie
Estonian (NOUN)aberratsiooni
Finnish (NOUN)poikkeamaa, aberraatio
German (NOUN)Verirrung, Irrweg, Fehlentwicklung, Abweichung
Greek (NOUN)εκτροπή, παραλογισμό, παρέκκλιση, απόκλιση
Haitian Creole abèsman
Hebrew (NOUN)אברציה
Hindi (NOUN)विपथन, विचलन
Hungarian (NOUN)aberráció, rendellenesség
Indonesian (NOUN)aberasi, penyimpangan
Italian (NOUN)aberrazione
Japanese (NOUN)収差
Kiswahili hali isiyokuwa ya kawaida
Korean (NOUN)착오
Latvian aberācija
Lithuanian (NOUN)aberacijos
Maltese anormalità
Norwegian Bokmål aberrasjon
Persian (NOUN)انحراف
Polish (NOUN)aberracji
Portuguese (NOUN)aberração, anormalidade
Querétaro Otomi aberración
Romanian (NOUN)aberaţie
Russian (NOUN)аберрации, отклонение
Serbian (Cyrillic) одступање
Serbian (Latin) odstupanje
Slovak (NOUN)aberácie
Slovenian (NOUN)aberacija
Spanish (NOUN)aberración
Swedish (NOUN)avvikelse, villfarelse
Tamil பிறழ்ச்சி
Thai ความคลาดเคลื่อน
Turkish (NOUN)aberasyon, sapma
Ukrainian (NOUN)аберації
Urdu بیہوشی
Vietnamese (NOUN)sai
Welsh symleiddio'r
Yucatec Maya aberración
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