It seemed like an aberration, not a pattern to be worried about.
The Shalit trade is not an aberration, but a reflection of Israeli insularity that has grown stronger in recent months and years.
His actions may have been an aberration but his thinking, sadly, is not.
But as the report pointed out time and time again, that dark era of violence in America was not some aberration.
That attack is looking disturbingly more like a sign of things to come than an aberration.
Doubtless the young man had already seen his error; and really, putting aside that one aberration, he was very nice!
But no sooner had it done so, than he understood it was an aberration on his part.
It is found that this point is intimately connected with the phenomenon of aberration.
A simple rule will find the position of the star due to aberration.
His call to the ministry was a phenomenon, an aberration of adolescence.
1590s, "a wandering, straying," from Latin aberrationem (nominative aberratio) "a wandering," noun of action from past participle stem of aberrare "to wander out of the way, lose the way, go astray," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + errare "to wander" (see err). Meaning "deviation from the normal type" first attested 1846.
aberration ab·er·ra·tion (āb'ə-rā'shən)
A departure from the normal or typical.
A psychological disorder or abnormal alteration in one's mental state.
A defect of focus, such as blurring in an image.
An imperfect image caused by a physical defect in an optical element, as in a lens.
A deviation in the normal genetic structure or number of chromosomes in an organism.