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aberration

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome.
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Examples

Having grown up during the heady days of the late 1990s, they think the current period is an aberration.

What went on over that short period of time was an aberration.

According to the revisionists, mechanical television was an aberration which is not to be taken seriously.

He understood mathematically why a spherical mirror produces aberration.

Petzval is best remembered for his work on optical lenses and lens aberration done in the early 1840’s.

This was still an astronomical method, but Bradley used observations of the aberration of light from stars.

I see these activities as some kind of mental aberration

The realtor said the difference between the two areas was probably just an aberration.

That was an aberration, one of those ironic blips that sport throws up from time to time.

However, if the most recent 50 years in the history of war have truly been dictated by ideological instead of resource motivations, the period would represent a unique aberration.

His experience may be transformed from an unfortunate aberration into official company policy.

To eliminate the residual aberration in the spherical lens, we need to increase the refractive index of the glass.

This wasn’t an aberration - last year was the aberration.

In fact, the years between 1660 and 1685 were something of an aberration, a brief period of calm in an otherwise choppy sea.

they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration

Indeed it may well be that far from an aberration or even sinful distortion, the normal and proper condition of society, and even of the Church, is one of dispute and conflict.

Slight eccentricities are curtailed with gentle mocking, and social aberrations are laughed off the set.

The slight asymmetry in both the radial and image axis direction indicates small aberrations in the microscope lens.

Now, as foreign minister, he wants to correct the aberrations.

Any process of organization is necessarily aberrational within the general economy.

Not for once did she believe his aberrational humility would last against all his friends” taunting.

Aggressive and poorly responsive tumors are often characterized by multiple molecular cytogenetic aberrations.

This type of database can tell us about aberrational outbreaks of food poisoning.

The market will automatically correct any aberrations.

Chromosome aberrations were scored on 50 metaphase cells per clone.

Wavefront technology now gives us the ability to map the higher optical aberrations of the eye accurately.

I think the more aberrational prices that you saw were certainly what we experienced last October.

Despite aberrations, we are still a by and large secular state.

If there had been principled resistance, the extreme and aberrational set of arrests might never have taken place.

These effects include the induction of chromosomal aberrations and sister chromatid exchange.