Origin of aberration
Examples from the Web for aberration
The Civil War was clearly an aberration in American society and of profound significance.The Man Who Made America: Simone Winchester Talks New Book|Eric Herschthal|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In fact, the very notion of restraint has become an aberration.The 1 Percent Army: Andrew Bacevich on How America Lost the Military|Phil Klay|September 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
How did this aberration come to pass and why has it persisted until now?Victory for Pot Means Beginning of the End of Our Crazy Drug War|Martin A. Lee|November 8, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Juanita obviously thought that her father's aberration was a form of madness without foundation.The City in the Clouds|C. Ranger Gull
The regulation of rays will here be treated only in systems free from aberration.
In 1727, Bradley determined it for direct stellar light by his great discovery of the aberration of the fixed stars.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)|John William Draper
But will not the admission of a vorticose motion of the ethereal medium, affect the aberration of light?Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms|T. Bassnett
Aberration of light, an apparent motion in a star due to the earth's motion and the progressive motion of light.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia|Edited by Rev. James Wood
British Dictionary definitions for aberration
Word Origin and History for aberration
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.