- 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 aberrare 'to stray' .
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