Aberration vs Deformation - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between aberration and deformation
is that aberration
is aberration (deviation) while deformation
The act of wandering; deviation from truth, moral rectitude; abnormal; divergence from the straight, correct, proper, normal, or from the natural state.
(optics) 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; a defect in a focusing mechanism that prevents the intended focal point.
- the aberration''' of youth'', '''''aberrations''' from theory'', '''''aberration of character
(astronomy) 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. [ ]
A partial alienation of reason. [ ]
* I. Taylor:
- Occasional aberrations of intellect.
A mental disorder, especially one of a minor or temporary character.
- Whims, which at first are the aberrations of a single brain, pass with heat into epidemic form.
(zoology, botany) Atypical development or structure; deviation from the normal type; an aberrant organ. [ ]
A deviation of a tissue, organ or mental functions from what is considered to be within the normal range.
* spherical aberration
The act of deforming, or state of being deformed.
A transformation; change of shape.