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aberration

Aberration is a 10 letter word which starts with the letter A and ends with the letter N for which we found 5 definitions.

Definition
(n.) The act of wandering; deviation especially from truth or moral rectitude from the natural state or from a type.
(n.) A partial alienation of reason.
(n.) A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit and daily or diurnal aberration when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest in the former case to 20.4'' and in the latter to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.
(n.) The convergence to different foci by a lens or mirror of rays of light emanating from one and the same point or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum those of each color having a distinct focus.
(n.) The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

Syllable Information

The word aberration is a 10 letter word that has 4 syllable 's . The syllable division for aberration is: ab-er-ra-tion



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