aberrancy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From aberrance +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /æ.ˈbɛɹ.n̩.si/, /ˈæ.bɛɹ.n̩.sɪ/

Noun[edit]

aberrancy (plural aberrancies)

  1. The condition of being aberrant; an aberrance. [from 17th c.]
    • 1646, Sir Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.3:
      Thus they commonly affect no man any further than he deserts his reason, or complies with their aberrancies.
  2. (geometry) The deviation of a curve from circular form.

References[edit]

  • aberrancy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911