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meanings of aberration


  1. A mental disorder, especially one of a minor or temporary character.
  2. Atypical development or structure; deviation from the normal type; an aberrant organ.
  3. A partial alienation of reason.
  4. A deviation of a tissue, organ or mental functions from what is considered to be within the normal range.
  5. The act of wandering; deviation from truth, moral rectitude; abnormal; divergence from the straight, correct, proper, normal, or from the natural state.
  6. 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; a defect in a focusing mechanism that prevents the intended focal point.
  7. 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.