aberration

[ ab-uh-rey-shuhn ]

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Part of Speech

noun

Origin + Etymology

from Latin aberratio(n- ), from aberrare ‘to stray’

Synonyms

  • anomaly
  • disorder

Antonyms

  • normality
  • conformity
  • sameness
  • usualness
  • regularity
  • soundness

Definition

a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically one that is unwelcome

Example

They described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration.

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