Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an aberrant state or condition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wandering or deviating from the right way; especially, a deviation from truth or rectitude. Another form is aberrance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a state or condition markedly different from the norm

Etymologies

aberrance +‎ -y (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • One of these authors had been a resident under Kulko - As a resident conducting research with Kuklo, Andersen said he noticed "an aberrancy in typical research" that involved "discarding inconsistent findings which did not fit his hypothesis."

    When the Mentor Goes Rogue

  • And, the different ratios of men and women researchers in other fields would be the aberrancy.

    Elizabeth H. Blackburn - Interview

  • The tears that Lesley cries are the secretions of chance, of her blindness to its aberrancy, and they wash her adolescent eyes with stinging hindsight.

    BREAKFAST WITH SOCRATES

  • * Indeed, the relative paucity of genetic aberrancy in this leukemia may be one reason that this tumor is so easily felled by cytotoxic chemotherapy.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Because the majority of our population perceives addiction as an aberrancy that applies to “somebody else” (these days, itself a sure sign of hubris), only a very small percentage of Americans understand the 12 Step programs as a process.

    The Structural Nuts and Bolts of The Great Leveling, Revisited

  • Initially, I gave this about 10 seconds of thought and marked it down as a polling aberrancy, something that will not happen.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • This emphasis, combined with a characteristic desire to embrace all the phenomena and see the typical while at the same time keeping an eye out for aberrancy explains a new and growing interest in matters of sound.

    LINGUISTICS

  • Referring to the statutes of the States prohibiting marriage between the whites and the blacks (III, 38), he says: "The necessity for such legislation calls in question the supposed antipathy between the races, unless the intention is merely to guard against the aberrancy of atypical individuals."

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919

  • Even to the naturalist it is annoying to have his deductions disturbed by some unforeseen aberrancy of form or function; and how much more so to the wife whose estimate of herself is inevitably bound up with her judgment of her husband!

    The Reckoning

  • _Lecideaceae_ with respect to thallus development and general apothecial characters, the aberrancy being with respect to the spores, on which account the two genera are placed in another family, the _Buelliaceae_, by some workers, perhaps with sufficient reason.

    Ohio Biological Survey, Bull. 10, Vol. 11, No. 6 The Ascomycetes of Ohio IV and V

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