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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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When different batches of products are applied to the same project, under different light conditions, they may hamper project aesthetic value due to chromatic abberation.
Even that abberation did not cost him a shot and the Englishman looked ready to shoot the lights out around Amen corner as he marched to 11 on eight under.
Q: Referencing Hubbard's theory on mental health, what is an 'abberation' and 'engram'?
Sheriff William Gallacher told him: "I will deal with this as a minor abberation."
At this point discomfort (OK, excrutiating embarrassment) necessitated my paying a birthday visit to the bar, from which point, through the piped music system, I could hear most clearly the night's worst abberation, the thwack of a 1980s electronic snare drum.
Then came Kalac's abberation. Getting right behind a seemingly innocuous Kovac strike, the keeper somehow managed to let the ball slip through his grasp and into the net.
It's an optical abberation that becomes more pronounced with the use of wide angle lenses and when tilting the camera skywards to shoot a tall building from ground level.
Jockey Peter Gehm on his abberation aboard Czech star Registana in the Cheltenham cross-country race
However, there is one somewhat tragic abberation, namely the advent of the ASEAN singsongs, involving truly excruciating performances by Ministers and officials of many countries, who each time vow "never ever again"!
Dennis Henigan, director of the Legal Action Project at the Brady Center to Prevent Handgun Violence in Washington, D.C., called Emerson "an abberation" that achieves "the right result for the wrong reasons."
Similarly, the Willowvale corruption scandal - involving government Ministers using their posts to access imported vehicles, then selling the luxury cars on - was widely viewed as an abberation. Even if it did involve the suicide of one implicated Minister, the episode was likened to the whiff of manure from an otherwise idyllic rose garden.
An internal spectrograph and highly sensitive multichannel detector are based on abberation corrected, concave, flat field dispersion grating.
Witchcraft as a fantasy and mental abberation remained the dominant perspective among elites in the latter years of the fifteenth century and first half of the sixteenth.
If the results from this experiment truly represent something about the nature of psi and are not a mere statistical abberation, they have a number of consequences for psi research.
The Politics-Administration Dichotomy Model as Abberation. Public Administration Review 58(1): 51-58.