Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun aberration

3 senses of aberration

Sense 1
aberrance, aberrancy, aberration, deviance -- (a state or condition markedly different from the norm)
       => abnormality, abnormalcy -- (an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies)

Sense 2
aberration -- (a disorder in one's mental state)
       => mental disorder, mental disturbance, disturbance, psychological disorder, folie -- ((psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness)

Sense 3
aberration, distortion, optical aberration -- (an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image)
       => optical phenomenon -- (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)

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