• WordNet 3.6
    • n aberrancy a state or condition markedly different from the norm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • aberrancy an aberrant state or condition.
    • n Aberrancy the state or condition of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aberrancy A wandering or deviating from the right way; especially, a deviation from truth or rectitude. Another form is aberrance.
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  • James Stewart Alexander Simmons
    James Stewart Alexander Simmons
    “So do not think of helpful whores as aberrational blots; I could not love you half so well without my practice shots.”
  • Remy De Gourmont
    “Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.”


In literature:

Even a thinking machine must have its moments of aberration.
"The Secret Witness" by George Gibbs
Her familiar accents instinctively banished the aberrations.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
Yet I like the men, and, God knows, ought not to condemn their aberrations.
"My Recollections of Lord Byron" by Teresa Guiccioli
That refraction which entirely corrects the aberration and colour of the rays of light.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
I believe that all suicides are due to mental aberration.
"Religion and Lust" by James Weir
Shielded by him from many miseries; perhaps from many shortcomings, destructive aberrations.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
It has shown some reasonable basis for the most superstitious aberrations of the foretime.
"The Will to Believe" by William James
Weakness, aberration or disease of the Will.
"The New Avatar and The Destiny of the Soul" by Jirah D. Buck
Leaving these aberrations of the unenlightened, let us return into the realm of fact and right reason.
"Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries" by Annie Besant
The people accepted the old man's officious interference without a smile, attributing it to senile aberration.
"The Dead Command" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez

In poetry:

Hope you at Christmas for currency,
Fiend of tonsorial tricks?
Never was greater aberrancy--
Coarsely I say to you, "Nix!"
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
Through Thy attributes preaching,
Almighty, and teaching,
O weigh aberration
In the scale of salvation,
Nor bring us to judgment.
"Judgment" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
Perhaps the gnawing of some secret sin,
Some aberration fraught with morbid gloom,
A buried hope which ever burst its tomb,
Despondency, disaster, or chagrin.
"The Suicide." by Alfred Castner King
Hope is the shadowy essence of a wish,
A fond desire which floats before our eyes;
With lurid aberration, feverish,--
We clutch the shadow which elusive, flies;
Though at our grasp the mocking fancy flees,
Hope still pursues and soothes realities.
"Hope." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

Is Sally Kern an aberration .
Metasurface Makes Ultrathin Lens Aberration -Free.
Plastic Hybrid Aspheric Lenses Eliminate Chromatic Aberration.
A surge in prices may have been an aberration.
Though PTSD can be connected to aberrant and violent behavior, it's a hard case to make in court.
Aberrant ectatic internal carotid artery in the middle ear.
Enable higher-order aberration patients to achieve optimum vision.
The study of ocular aberrations is playing an ever-increasing role in eyecare.
Yet from a linguistic-cultural perspective, such thinking actually represents something of a historical aberration.
Paul Ryan is a traditional Roman Catholic , but to imply that he is morally on a plane with the tiny minority of Catholic clergy guilty of sex offenses, or that he is indulgent of rape, is so scandalous it must be considered aberrant.
On politically correct Bainbridge Island, we are being urged by various religious figures (not all) to support an aberration termed "same sex" marriage.
"It's not an aberration that American lawyers closely tied to the administration went to work on transforming the laws of war to suit the felt strategic imperatives of the moment," he said.
Left has a history of using aberrations to besmirch America's military.
The company says CineVista overcomes the color fringing effect (lateral chromatic aberration) that can be found on some low-cost anamorphic lenses .
Alabama's defense has had a two-week aberration.

In science:

Low-Order Dynamical Aberrations Aside from line of sight jitter, system disturbances can lead to dynamic misalignments of the secondary mirror as well as to deformations of the primary mirror. These cause time evolving phase aberrations, which produce additional speckles near the IWA that increase quickly with time.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Comparing Designs Recent studies of sensitivity to low-order aberrations show interesting differences among the different candidate designs.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Optical System Models for TEC • JPL coronograph design team (Joe Green): Fraunhofer modeling to examine sensitivity of Lyot coronograph designs to loworder aberrations.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
Sensitivity of aberration, jitter, pointing errors, pupil shift, segment effects.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
LUAN (Claude Aime): coronographic concept study • OCA (Y. Rabbia): instrumental modeling (aberration, jitter, pupil-shape effects, polarization.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets