aberration

  1. an aberrant state or condition
  2. a disorder in one's mental state
  3. an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image

aberration

Departure from normal; in microscopy two common forms of optical aberration cause problems, spherical aberration in which there is distortion of the image of the magnified object and chromatic aberration that leads to coloured fringes -a consequence of the unequal refraction of light of different wavelength.

aberration

straying away from what is normal 
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Aberration

A term from optics that refers to anything affecting the accuracy of the image when compared with the original scene.
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Aberration

The inability of a lens to produce a perfect, sharp image, especially at the edge of the photo. (see Barrel distortion& Pincushion effect )
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aberration

[n] - a disorder in one's mental state 2. [n] - an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
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Aberration

A defect in an optical instrument or system. There are several types of abberation, descriptions of a few follow: Chromatic abberation occurs in lenses and is caused by different wavelengths of light focusing at different points and results in coloured fringes around objects; Spherical abberation is caused when the innner and outer parts of a lens ...
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Aberration

A genetic or environmentally produced variation on the usual form of the species For example very cold conditions can produce very dark forms of some species.
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Aberration

A defect in a mirror or lens causing light rays from a single point to fail to focus at a single point in space. See also: Annual Aberration, Astigmatism, Chromatic Aberration, Diurnal Aberration, Spherical Aberration.
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Aberration

Aberration: (1) A deviation or irregularity. For example, a chromosome aberration is a deviation from the normal chromosome number or the normal chromosome structure. In this sense, aberration is also synonymous with deflection, departure, divergence, diversion, turning. (2) A mental aberration is a significant deviation from normal mental activity...
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Aberration

(1) Something that prevents light from being brought into sharp focus, disenabling the formation of a clear image. (2) Lens flaw - the inability of a lens to reproduce an accurate, focused, sharp image. Aberration in simple lenses is sub-categorized into seven types: Astigmatism - lines in some directions are focused less sharply than lines in othe...
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Aberration

Ab`er·ra'tion noun [ Latin aberratio : confer French aberration . See Aberrate .] 1. The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. 'The aberration of youth.' Hall. ' Aberrations from...
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aberration

1. <ophthalmology> Any error that results in image degradation. Such errors may be chromatic, spherical, astigmatic chromatic, distortion, or curvature of field: and can result from design or execution, or both. ... 2. <physics> Failure of an optical or electron-optical lens to produce exact geometrical (and chromatic) correspondence be...
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aberration

distortion noun an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
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aberration

(ab″әr-a´shәn) deviation from the normal or usual. imperfect refraction or focalization of a lens. chromatic aberration unequal refraction by a lens of light rays of different lengths passing through it, producing a blurred image and a display of c...
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Aberration

• (n.) The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type. • (n.) A partial alienation of reason. • (n.) A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called ...
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aberration

in optical systems, such as lenses and curved mirrors, the deviation of light rays through lenses, causing images of objects to be blurred. In an ... [2 related articles]
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aberration

aberration, aberrations 1. A wandering or straying away; a departure or deviation from what is considered normal or from the socially recognized path. 2. A defect in a lens or mirror, causing a distorted image or one with colored edges. 3. In astronomy, a small periodic change in the apparent position of a star or other astronomical object, cause...
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aberration

Type: Term Pronunciation: ab′er-ā′shŭn Definitions: 1. Deviation from the usual or normal course or pattern. 2. Deviant development or growth.
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aberration

aberration, in optics, condition that causes a blurring and loss of clearness in the images produced by lenses or mirrors. Of the many types of aberration, the two most significant to the lens maker are spherical and chromatic. Spherical aberration is caused by the failure of a lens or mirror of sph...
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Aberration

Aberration is another word for error.
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Aberration

In medicine, aberration refers to the passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.
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Aberration

In optics an aberration is a defect in the image formed by a lens or curved mirror. In chromatic
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Aberration

characteristic of a lens that prevents the formation of a perfect image. Aberrations affecting the quality of images produce degraded sharpness, lowered contrast, distorted shape, and color fringing.
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aberration

Any defect or a distortion in any optical system.
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