aberrance

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From aberr (to stray), from Latin aberrō (to wander from the way) + -ance

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈæ.bɛɹ.n̩s/, /æˈbɛɹ.n̩ts/

Noun[edit]

aberrance (plural aberrances)

  1. State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude. [Mid 17th century.][1]

Derived terms[edit]

  • Aberrancy of curvature; (Geometry): the deviation of a curve from a circular form.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 4

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Noun[edit]

aberrance f (plural aberrances)

  1. (statistics) Character of what is aberrant.
  2. (uncommon) An aberration or anomaly.

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