Aberration - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌæbəˈreɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word aberration
Brit.  |ˌabəˈreɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word aberration

noun

- a state or condition markedly different from the norm (syn: aberrance, aberrancy, deviance)
- a disorder in one's mental state
- an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image (syn: distortion)

Examples

For her, such a low grade on an exam was an aberration.

a temporary aberration in US foreign policy

Word forms

noun
singular: aberration
plural: aberrations
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