Mammoth Memory

Aberration – departure from the normal

Aberration is a departure from the normal.

aberration bear in airport departure lounge departure from normal passengers think it far from normal

A bear caused a sensation (aberration) when it entered the departure lounge of the airport. The other passengers thought it was far from normal.

An aberration could be a mistake or an out-of-character action by a person; or a fault that develops in a mechanical device. In biology, it is an animal or plant characteristic that deviates from the norm.


Examples of “aberration” in a sentence

“He said his failure to bank the takings was a temporary aberration.”

The machine had an aberration – instead of cleaning the tiles it smashed them to pieces.

All the flowers on the plant were blue apart from one bright yellow one: it was an aberration.

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