aberration


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

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At that moment she cannot have been in her right mind; yet, what was the cause of her temporary aberration I cannot say.
I never noticed any alienation of mind--any aberration of intellect in the late Mr.
That was only a slight aberration of his; he knew better all the time.
You do not know the real world in which you live, and your thinking has no place in the real world except in so far as it is phenomena of mental aberration.
To suppose that the eye, with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection, seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest possible degree.
Hence a thousand optical illusions, a thousand aberrations of judgment, a thousand deviations, in which his thought strayed, now mad, now idiotic.
And since no difference is less easily overcome than the difference of opinion about semi-abstract questions, they never agreed in any opinion, and had long, indeed, been accustomed to jeer without anger, each at the other's incorrigible aberrations.
Ryde insisted strongly on the doctrines of the Reformation, visited his flock a great deal in their own homes, and was severe in rebuking the aberrations of the flesh--put a stop, indeed, to the Christmas rounds of the church singers, as promoting drunkenness and too light a handling of sacred things.
Archer's serene unimaginativeness rested easily in the accepted and familiar, Janey was subject to starts and aberrations of fancy welling up from springs of suppressed romance.
Captain Doane worked hard, pursuing the sun in its daily course through the sky, by the equation of time correcting its aberrations due to the earth's swinging around the great circle of its orbit, and charting Sumner lines innumerable, working assumed latitudes for position until his head grew dizzy.
Instead, aberration correction uses image analysis algorithms and advanced computing hardware to remove imperfections that can crop up at the limits of resolution.
Robert Rupp of West Virginia Wesleyan College added: "2000 wasn't just the aberration that many Democrats had hoped.
where the function J(2[theta]) itself is a convolution of the various instrument aberration functions associated with the diffractometer,
As someone who worked on one of the first scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) in the mid 1960's, it is exhilarating to be a part of creating an optical microscope with the capabilities of an SEM, such as real-time aberration control.
The aim of this study was to analyze the quantitative topography indices and corneal high-order aberration (HOA) data from the normal eyes of unilateral keratoconus patients and to compare them with the fellow keratoconic eye and with the normal eyes of healthy individuals.