aberration
[ ab-uh-rey-shuhn ]
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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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