AskDefine | Define aberrancy

Dictionary Definition

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

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Variant of aberrance. A wandering or deviating from the right way; especially, a deviation from truth or rectitude.


  • 1871: Thomas Hardy, Desperate Remedies
    A little like other men of his temperament, to whom, it is somewhat humiliating to think, the aberrancy of a given love is in itself a recommendation.
  • 1905: Hugo de Vries, Species and Varieties: Their Origin by Mutation
    In some cases this fissure extends to the petals of the flowers, and changes them in a way quite analogous to the aberrancy of the leaves.


Extensive Definition

Aberration has several meanings:
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aberrancy in Bulgarian: Аберация
aberrancy in Catalan: Aberració
aberrancy in Czech: Aberace
aberrancy in Danish: Aberration
aberrancy in German: Aberration
aberrancy in Spanish: Aberración
aberrancy in Esperanto: Aberacio
aberrancy in French: Aberration
aberrancy in Galician: Aberración
aberrancy in Indonesian: Aberasi
aberrancy in Italian: Aberrazione
aberrancy in Lithuanian: Aberacija
aberrancy in Norwegian: Aberrasjon
aberrancy in Norwegian Nynorsk: Aberrasjon
aberrancy in Polish: Aberracja
aberrancy in Romanian: Aberaţie
aberrancy in Russian: Аберрация (значения)
aberrancy in Slovak: Aberácia
aberrancy in Slovenian: Aberacija
aberrancy in Finnish: Aberraatio
aberrancy in Swedish: Aberration
aberrancy in Ukrainian: Аберація
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