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ABERRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does aberration mean? 

ABERRATION (noun)
  The noun ABERRATION has 3 senses:

1. a state or condition markedly different from the norm
2. a disorder in one's mental state
3. an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

  Familiarity information: ABERRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ABERRATION (noun)


Sense 1aberration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A state or condition markedly different from the norm

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

aberrance; aberrancy; aberration; deviance

Hypernyms ("aberration" is a kind of...):

abnormal condition; abnormalcy; abnormality (an abnormal condition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aberration"):

chromosomal aberration; chromosomal anomaly; chromosonal disorder; chrosomal abnormality (any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities)

deflection; warp (a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting)


Sense 2aberration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A disorder in one's mental state

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("aberration" is a kind of...):

disturbance; folie; mental disorder; mental disturbance; psychological disorder ((psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness)


Sense 3aberration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

optical aberration; aberration; distortion

Hypernyms ("aberration" is a kind of...):

optical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "aberration"):

chromatic aberration (an optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes)

spherical aberration (a optical aberration resulting in a distorted image)


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