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Aberrance \Ab*er"rance\, Aberrancy \Ab*er"ran*cy\, n. the state or condition of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude, etc.

Syn: aberrance, aberration, deviance

Aberrancy of curvature (Geom.), the deviation of a curve from a circular form.


n. State of being aberrant; a wandering from the right way; deviation from truth, rectitude. (Mid 17th century.)(R:SOED5: page=4)


n. a state or condition markedly different from the norm [syn: aberrancy, aberration, deviance]

Usage examples of "aberrance".

Tejef seized Daniel's wrist when he ventured to touch her, but the human only stared at him as if he realized the aberrance of an iduve who could not rule his own temper.

It can turn into a reverse-therapy session—anti-neuropy—if the pattern of aberrance is too strong for the operator to con­trol.

But then, he was Render, the Shaper -- one of the two hundred or so special analysts whose own psychic makeup permitted them to enter into neurotic patterns without carrying away more than an esthetic gratification from the mimesis of aberrance -- a Sane Hatter.

The notion that honour in women is exclusively a physical matter, that a single aberrance may convert a woman of the highest merits into a woman of none at all, that the sole valuable thing a woman can bring to marriage is virginity--this notion is so preposterous that no intelligent person, male or female, actually cherishes it.

I almost wished I were back in Manhattan, where aberrance was a predictable element of each day's agenda.

To him, it all came across very much like the sheep solemnly agreeing to observe vegeterianism and deploring the aberrance of any other taste.

He said, First Speaker, it is an article of faith that it was Preem Palver who restored the Plan to its course after the wild aberrance of the Century of Deviations.