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  • Aberrational — Ab er*ra tion*al, a. Characterized by aberration. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aberrational — aberration ► NOUN 1) a departure from what is normal or acceptable. 2) a mental or moral lapse. 3) Optics the failure of rays to converge at one focus because of a defect in a lens or mirror. DERIVATIVES aberrational adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from …   English terms dictionary

  • aberrational — adjective Characterized by aberration …   Wiktionary

  • aberrational — ab·er·ra·tion·al …   English syllables

  • aberrational — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷shənəl, shnəl adjective : characterized by aberration …   Useful english dictionary

  • aberration — aberrational, adj. /ab euh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 2. the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type. 3. deviation from truth or moral rectitude. 4. mental irregularity or… …   Universalium

  • Aberration of light — Light from location 1 will appear to be coming from location 2 for a moving telescope due to the finite speed of light, a phenomenon known as the aberration of light. The aberration of light (also referred to as astronomical aberration or stellar …   Wikipedia

  • aberration, constant of — ▪ astronomy       in astronomy, the maximum amount of the apparent yearly aberrational displacement of a star or other celestial body, resulting from the Earth s orbital motion around the Sun. The value of the constant, about 20.49″ of arc,… …   Universalium

  • aberration — noun Etymology: Latin aberrare Date: 1594 1. the fact or an instance of being aberrant especially from a moral standard or normal state 2. failure of a mirror, refracting surface, or lens to produce exact point to point correspondence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Audre Lorde — Audre Geraldine Lorde (February 18, 1934 November 17, 1992) was an Caribbean American writer, poet and activist.LifeLorde was born in New York City to Caribbean immigrants Frederick Byron Lorde and Linda Gertrude Belmar Lorde, who settled in… …   Wikipedia

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