Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by aberration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Characterized by aberration; erratic.

Etymologies

aberration +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Officials won't say exactly how it works or how much it cost to build, but the agency has announced four civil-fraud lawsuits filed as a result of what it calls the "aberrational performance initiative."

    SEC Ups Its Game to Identify Rogue Firms

  • The effort - called the "aberrational performance inquiry" - uses what the S.E.C. calls proprietary risk analytics to evaluate hedge fund performance.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The ACLU felt this would be proof that the abuses that happened at abu Ghraib was not "aberrational" (what is not considered an aberration?

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  • The blowout was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by rogue industry or government officials that could not have been anticipated or expected to occur again.

    Panel blames Gulf oil spill on 'systemic' failures by BP, partners

  • The blowout "was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by rogue industry or government officials that could not have been anticipated or expected to occur again," according to a chapter of the report released Wednesday.

    White House Probe Blames BP, Industry in Gulf Blast

  • But brokers—who quarter after quarter tend to see the glass as half full—viewed the slippage as aberrational, the result of a rise in economic uncertainty in the second half of last year before the stock market recovered.

    Sales Decline to 2009 Level

  • Mikey Burton for The Wall Street Journal Mr. Kaplan wouldn't say how many hedge funds flagged by the "aberrational performance initiative" wind up as the target of an SEC probe.

    SEC Ups Its Game to Identify Rogue Firms

  • The SEC is not aware of a particular leak from an S&P insider, nor is it aware of any aberrational trades, the newspaper said.

    S&P Downgrade Of U.S. Rating Draws SEC Interest

  • Why do you suppose the Palestinian plight is aberrational?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Let Turkey Have Gaza

  • Is there any level of evidence that would satisfy you to falsify the notion you have that it is Democrats fault for not trying hard enough, rather than Republicans having a level of caucus conformity and party discipline that is historically aberrational and definitely not found in the modern Democratic party, particularly its Senate caucus?

    Matthew Yglesias » Governments Should Govern

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