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Definition 1: an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image - [noun denoting phenomenon]

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(aberration is a kind of ...) a physical phenomenon related to or involving light

(... is a kind of aberration ) an optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes

(... is a kind of aberration ) an optical aberration resulting in a distorted image

Definition 2: a disorder in one's mental state - [noun denoting state]

(aberration is a kind of ...) (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness

Definition 3: a state or condition markedly different from the norm - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for aberration in the sense of this definition

(aberration is a kind of ...) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

(... is a kind of aberration ) any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities

(... is a kind of aberration ) a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting

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