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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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This acting out, this aberrational behavior, constitutes infractions which are punished by their keepers, most often by continuous and protracted interment in a Secure Housing Unit, otherwise known as the SHU.
A censure or a short suspension for misconduct that could have merited a more serious sanction presupposes that the court regarded the misconduct as aberrational.
This flatter aspheric lens form also neutralises oblique aberrational astigmatism.
State ownership is low, and is viewed as aberrational when it occurs (such as the government takeovers of General Motors and Chrysler in recent years, from which officials are rushing to exit).
Florida is now an aberrational minority jurisdiction state, and pretty much holds a single finger in the hole of the dam.
The blow-out was not the product of a series of aberrational decisions made by a rogue industry or government officials.
Moreover, his analysis of the data he assembles leads him to suggest that a class-based approach that posits a fundamentally conflicted society provides a better understanding of our legal and political regimes than does the social consensus model posited by the liberal pluralists who see the current restraint on freedoms as necessary and aberrational momentary evils.
If $118 billion in 2008 corporate tax expenditures sounds small in relation to the amount spent on individual tax subsidies, the sum represents roughly 39 percent of 2008 corporate tax receipts ($304 billion) or, if you prefer a somewhat less aberrational year, 32 percent of 2007 corporate tax receipts ($370 billion).
As for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, she described the plans to burn the Koran as being "outrageous and aberrational," while Attorney General Eric Holder said that Jones' act was unfortunate, describing his call as being "stupid and dangerous.
Yet, it does add suggestive strength to an argument that religion in its higher forms is more of a unifying force and that contrary tendencies may best be considered aberrational.
Sometimes a party can gain a large majority because of a scandal (such as Watergate) or an aberrational issue, but not have the nation's support on other issues.
277, 305 (2006) (noting that the focus on Charles Graner and Lynndie England reinforces the idea that "the events at Abu Ghraib were aberrational and do not represent America" by portraying the events as "the sadistic diversion of 'trailer trash.
Foldedness or responsibility-in-complicity" allows for "the possibility of sympathetic identification" between the self and other and it is this recognition of identification that will prevent us from relegating "exceptional perpetrators" to the realm of aberrational others and ignoring the responsibility of the self (Sanders, 2002:3).
To Australians, it's merely an aberrational legacy of an earlier Stalinist period.
New York Central should not be viewed as an isolated decision or somehow aberrational in the development of federal criminal law.