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Meaning of Aberrate

Aberrate means: To go astray; to diverge.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The act of wandering; deviation, especially from truth or moral rectitude, from the natural state, or from a type.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: A partial alienation of reason.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: A small periodical change of position in the stars and other heavenly bodies, due to the combined effect of the motion of light and the motion of the observer; called annual aberration, when the observer's motion is that of the earth in its orbit, and daily or diurnal aberration, when of the earth on its axis; amounting when greatest, in the former case, to 20.4'', and in the latter, to 0.3''. Planetary aberration is that due to the motion of light and the motion of the planet relative to the earth.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The convergence to different foci, by a lens or mirror, of rays of light emanating from one and the same point, or the deviation of such rays from a single focus; called spherical aberration, when due to the spherical form of the lens or mirror, such form giving different foci for central and marginal rays; and chromatic aberration, when due to different refrangibilities of the colored rays of the spectrum, those of each color having a distinct focus.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The passage of blood or other fluid into parts not appropriate for it.

Meaning of Aberration

Aberration means: The producing of an unintended effect by the glancing of an instrument, as when a shot intended for A glances and strikes B.

Meaning of Aberrational

Aberrational means: Characterized by aberration.

Meaning of Aberuncate

Aberuncate means: To weed out.

Meaning of Aberuncator

Aberuncator means: A weeding machine.

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Meaning of Zinziberaceous

Zinziberaceous means: Same as Zingiberaceous.

Meaning of Zinsang

Zinsang means: The delundung.

Meaning of Zinnwaldite

Zinnwaldite means: A kind of mica containing lithium, often associated with tin ore.

Meaning of Zinnia

Zinnia means: Any plant of the composite genus Zinnia, Mexican herbs with opposite leaves and large gay-colored blossoms. Zinnia elegans is the commonest species in cultivation.

Meaning of Zinky

Zinky means: See Zincky.

Meaning of Zinkenite

Zinkenite means: A steel-gray metallic mineral, a sulphide of antimony and lead.

Meaning of Zink

Zink means: See Zinc.

Meaning of Zingiberaceous

Zingiberaceous means: Of or pertaining to ginger, or to a tribe (Zingibereae) of endogenous plants of the order Scitamineae. See Scitamineous.

Meaning of Zingel

Zingel means: A small, edible, freshwater European perch (Aspro zingel), having a round, elongated body and prominent snout.

Meaning of Zingaro

Zingaro means: A gypsy.

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