Part of speech:
A usually minor or temporary failure; a slip:
Something that is peculiar, as a trait or habit
A degree or amount by which things differ:
(Biology) The evolution of different forms or structures in related species as they adapt to different environments. An example of divergence is the development of wings in bats from the same bones that form the arm and hand or paw in most other mammals.
A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
(Geometry) The deviation of a curve from circular form.
Loss of cognitive abilities, including memory, concentration, communication, planning, and abstract thinking, resulting from brain injury or from a disease such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. It is sometimes accompanied by emotional disturbance and personality changes.
The definition of a disturbance is an interruption of what should be going on, or a bothersome intrusion.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The definition of insanity is having a serious mental illness or being extremely foolish.
Great or wild foolishness:
(Countable) A mental disorder.
Mental illness. No longer in clinical use.
The condition of being unbalanced; imbalance
An excessive, persistent enthusiasm, liking, craving, or interest; obsession; craze
Mental derangement; insanity
The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
A departing from what is prescribed
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
The condition of being abnormal
The condition of having a sound and rational mind; being mentally healthy and having the ability to distinguish right from wrong. In all jurisdictions, being sane is presumed, and it is up to the defense to prove the contrary to be true. Synonymous with sanity. See also insanity and insanity defense.
The quantum number represented by this property, equal to the difference between the number of strange antiquarks and the number of strange quarks.
A departing, or going away
(Geol.) Designating a boulder or rock formation transported some distance from its original source, as by a glacier
(Rare) Abnormality or monstrosity
Something different; variety:
The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
A person or thing that fails
Perception of visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, or gustatory experiences without an external stimulus and with a compelling sense of their reality, usually resulting from a mental disorder or as a response to a drug.
One that is odd.
A strong fear, dislike, or aversion.
The quality or condition of being the same.
The definition of conformity is similarity or harmony, or the following of rules and social norms.
(Countable) A particular regular occurrence
A defect in a lens or mirror that prevents light rays from being focused at a single point and results in a distorted or blurred image. &diamf3; Aberration that results in distortion of color is called chromatic aberration. &diamf3; Aberration that is caused by imperfections in the surface or shape of a spherical mirror or lens is called spherical aberration.
an optical phenomenon resulting from the failure of a lens or mirror to produce a good image
Any statement or idea containing elements that contradict each other
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