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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I don't know that I am liable to fits of delirium but by a sudden and alarming aberration while waiting for her answer I became mentally aware of three trained dogs dancing on their hind legs.
I trust," he said, "that I may be forgiven my temporary fit of aberration.
Providence itself has led the wretch in a moment of mental aberration to seek Mr.
The latter was followed by the naturalist, who, in a state of mental aberration, produced by the report of the musket, had instinctively rushed towards the rocks for cover.
At length, in a case of aberration such as this, comment presented itself as more expedient than any answer.
We will make a clean sweep of all these psychological points, of a suspicion against you, so that your crime will appear to have been something like an aberration, for in truth it was an aberration.
The DNEye registers lower and higher order aberrations of the eye for near and far vision, as well as the brightness-dependent changes of the pupils.
Manmohan Singh has said that the media itself should find ways and means of removing the deficiencies and aberrations that have crept into in recent years.
Optical imaging and aberrations part III; wavefront analysis.
The glass types and radii are determined by some basic requirements like length, zoom ratios, field of view, apertures, and how well other optical aberrations are corrected.
Because chromosomal aberrations in sperm can arise from defective stem cells and spermatogonia, the authors conclude that these findings raise concerns that occupational exposures to benzene may have persistent reproductive effects in formerly exposed workers.
The results showed that ascorbic acid did not influence the frequency of chromosomal aberrations in non-irradiated cells, except at the highest concentration (20 micro g/ml), which induced breakage-type chromosomal aberrations.