Departure from the regular arrangement, general rule, or usual method; abnormality
(Naut.) The distance due east or west from the meridian of its starting point covered by a ship on a given course
(Physiology) A turning of both eyes outward from a common point or of one eye when the other is fixed.
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.
A degree or amount by which things differ:
The act of varying; a partial change in the form, position, state, or qualities of a thing
An abnormal thing; malformation
The deviation of an indicator of a measuring instrument from zero or from its normal position.
An instance of digressing, especially a written or spoken passage that has no bearing on the main subject.
An unpredictable change of direction.
The quality or condition of being the same.
(Geology) The relationship between rock or sediment strata that were deposited adjacently or vertically in sequence without any interruption due to erosion, tilting, folding, or similar natural processes.
Uniformity is defined as the state or characteristic of being even, normal, equal or similar.
In a statistical distribution, the average of the absolute values of the differences between individual numbers and their mean.
A statistic used as a measure of the dispersion or variation in a distribution, equal to the square root of the arithmetic mean of the squares of the deviations from the arithmetic mean.
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.
A parenthetical departure; a digression.
Straying off from a course or way
A round trip (on a train, bus, ship, etc.) at reduced rates, usually with limits set on the dates of departure and return
Either of a pair of brackets, especially round brackets, (and) (used to enclose parenthetical material in a text).
A sudden digression or change of course:
(Geometry) The deviation of a curve from circular form.
The quality or state of being irregular.
The method used in dealing with or accomplishing:
A departing from what is prescribed
(Slang) Incriminating information or evidence:
The condition of being abnormal
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