Aberration is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of aberration, followed by 39 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a disorder in one's mental state
EXAMPLES - Aberration in a Sentence
- We don't think this is a short term aberration here. (source)
- And we are most likely to gawk if that aberration is human. (source)
- Brigadier Richard Felton described the killings as an "aberration". (source)
- This is claimed to be a short term aberration and of no consequence. (source)
- What has he proposed thus far as a solution to this 'aberration', anyway? (source)
- The most infamous "aberration" during the Korean War was the No Gun Ri massacre. (source)
- The aberration was the shah and friendship with the west not the other way around. (source)
- Ky has been classified as an "aberration," a person who is not meant to be matched. (source)
- Glass-Steagall, Blankfein's "aberration" was finally eliminated because of Bill Clinton. (source)
- If you think the Kurtz case is some kind of aberration, consider the so-called Liberty City Seven. (source)
- When "aberration" raises its ugly head within a family, that family is not long for the scrap heap. (source)
- Obama is not an aberration, that is, if one takes a long range view of the American political scene. (source)
- Hopefully this is only a short-term aberration in the market, and publishers will clean up their ebook act. (source)
- I know what you're saying, and I agree, but any given weather aberration is not attributable to global warming. (source)
- We view this decrease in spending as a short-term aberration and we are continually focused on expanding our technology base. (source)
- "I suspect it's month by month," Greenspan said of continued economic growth, adding that "a statistical aberration is possible." (source)
- Kruger also, while calling it an "aberration," basically confirmed a Post report that he is pushing for more taxes on health insurance. (source)
- I do not see how 25 years can be considered definitive beyond dispute while 10 years of data is a short term aberration, too short to be significant. (source)
- When Edwards was asked about that $400 haircut he posited that "the haircuts were some kind of aberration given by 'that guy' his staff had arranged." (source)
- Bond price movements may be a short-term aberration, but it will be some time before we are able to better judge the forces underlying recent experience. " (source)
- Stillwater was an aberration, which isn't to say it can't return the instant Kansas gets too comfortable, but there were no signs of comfort Wednesday night. (source)
- The aberration was the shah and friendship with the west not the other way around ... 'maybe partly correct, but it's a very defeatist and depressing thought. (source)
- "We really believe our customer and our brand should stay the course," Chief Operating Officer Roger Farah said, calling the volatility a "short-term aberration." (source)
- The Yankees watched the "aberration" Twins blast Oakland in their pregame clubhouse, then took their postgame flight knowing Tino Martinez was in a much better place. (source)
- Sadly the story of a disgusting aberration, which is not to discount the evils of the bushmeat trade, became more newsworthy than the daily suffering of man and beast in the DRC. (source)
- Because of the open way that Calvin had displayed his attractions to and relationships with men, it was assumed he was strictly gay (his earlier marriage being seen as some kind of aberration). (source)
- Edwards said that he was embarrassed by the cost and that he "didn't know it would be that expensive," suggesting the haircuts were some kind of aberration given by "that guy" his staff had arranged. (source)
- And for those who try to argue that these murders are an "aberration" - they need to confront the fact that there is in fact a real epidemic of police murder of Black youth in cities all across this country. (source)
- Although he has ordered extensive, industrywide inspections following the lapsed inspections at Southwest, Mr. Sabatini maintains the incident was an "aberration" that will ultimately improve aviation safety. (source)
- Using a technique called aberration-corrected TEM (transmission electron microscopy), the team was able directly to observe the dysprosium atoms interacting with the carbon atoms of the fullerene and nanotube. (source)
- His statement that Citi's third-quarter credit losses were an "aberration," coming just months after his quip that Citi was "still dancing" to the tune of the leveraged buyout ball looked ill-timed, even irresponsible. (source)
- They showed why they were 0-13 against the Yankees over two seasons, why Bud Selig called them an "aberration," and why the commissioner and the Twins owner, Carl Pohlad, had hired contraction hit men to put them down for a good, long sleep. (source)
- The era of labor unions seems to have been the same kind of aberration, just spread over a longer period, and mixed together with a lot of ideology that prevents people from viewing it with as cold an eye as they would something like consulting during the Bubble. (source)
- That the record 10-year, $252 million contract Rodriguez signed before the 2001 season was an aberration is underlined by this fact: The richest team in baseball, the Yankees, was not willing to pay more than an average of $16 million for the remaining seven years of the deal. (source)
- When a man in his waking hours does something in which his intelligence has no share, does it without being aware of what he is doing, he is said to be in a state of mental aberration, which is only another name for insanity or folly, whether it be momentary or permanent of its nature. (source)
- The Bob Jones incident was an aberration, that is a fringe institution, but as a Catholic governor of a overwhelmingly non - catholic state, my fundamentalist community, southern Baptist, Assembly of God and the like, they know that Catholics and Christian conservatives are joined at the hip. (source)
- Furthermore, there was no traditional belief on the southern Avalon that women in boats were an "aberration" or that they caused bad luck. 57 The universal explanation from oral informants for women's nonparticipation in actual fishing was that they already had "enough" or "too much" to do on the land. (source)
- Although I would not want to be the object of a necrophiliac's affection (how about a good argument for cremation?), the one "aberration" out of the four (and I think that we have to acknowledge that pedophilia comes second on the continuum from homosexuality to necrophilia) that is devastatingly harmful is pedophilia. (source)
- And there are a lot of people who are saying that's exactly where we should be, the aberration was the October to March period when these companies were being valued at absurd rates and, in fact, they're being priced much more like venture capital investments and they were much riskier investments, much more speculative. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 39 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "aberration" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 7 synonyms for aberration.
delusion, eccentricity, oddity, peculiarity, quirk, strangeness, weirdness
We have 6 antonyms for aberration.
conformity, normality, regularity, sameness, soundness, usualness
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of aberration from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A deviation from the proper or expected course. See Synonyms at deviation.
- (noun) A departure from the normal or typical: events that were aberrations from the norm.
- (noun) Psychology A disorder or abnormal alteration in one's mental state.
- (noun) A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
- (noun) An imperfect image caused by a physical defect in an optical element, as in a lens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.
- (noun) A partial alienation of reason.
- (noun) 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; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
- (noun) 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; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.
- (noun) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The act of wandering away; deviation; especially, in a figurative sense, the act of wandering from the right way or course; hence, deviation from truth or moral rectitude.
- (noun) In pathology: A wandering of the intellect; mental derangement.
- (noun) Vicarious hemorrhage.
- (noun) Diapedesis of blood-corpuscles.
- (noun) Congenital malformation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a disorder in one's mental state
- (noun) a state or condition markedly different from the norm
- (noun) an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image