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aberration

 
Noun aberration has 3 senses
  1. aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance - a state or condition markedly different from the norm
    --1 is a kind of abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition
    --1 has particulars:
     chromosomal aberration, chromosomal anomaly, chrosomal abnormality, chromosonal disorder; deflection, warp
    Derived forms: verb aberrate1, verb aberrate2
  2. aberration - a disorder in one's mental state
    --2 is a kind of
    mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie
    Derived form: verb aberrate1
  3. aberration, distortion, optical aberration - an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
    --3 is a kind of optical phenomenon
    --3 has particulars: chromatic aberration; spherical aberration
    Derived form: verb aberrate2
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