Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun an aberrant state or condition.

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

  • noun a state or condition markedly different from the norm

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

aberrance +‎ -y

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

  • * 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

  • * 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

  • * 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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