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Even in this aberration of his genius he served the progress of the world.

"So much is certain, that I am the victim of an aberration," he said.

But no sooner had it done so, than he understood it was an aberration on his part.

A simple rule will find the position of the star due to aberration.

Its position at a given time, independent of aberration and nutation.

He smiled in pity for my aberration, but he meant to be kind.

He had awakened as from a dream, after so many years of aberration of intellect.

I now see that every aberration of reason is possible to the Parisians.

Even a thinking machine must have its moments of aberration.

All fanaticism springs from an aberration of the mind, from a defect in reasoning.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "a wandering, straying," from Latin aberrationem (nominative aberratio) "a wandering," noun of action from past participle stem of aberrare "to wander out of the way, lose the way, go astray," from ab- "away" (see ab-) + errare "to wander" (see err). Meaning "deviation from the normal type" first attested 1846.

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