Aberrant Definition

ăbər-ənt, ă-bĕr-
adjective
Deviating from what is considered proper or normal.
Aberrant behavior.
American Heritage
Turning away from what is right, true, etc.
Webster's New World
Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing.
An aberrant form of a gene.
American Heritage
Deviating from what is normal or typical.
Webster's New World
The definition of aberrant is something that does not follow the correct or expected course or something that is not typical or normal.
An example of an aberrant behavior would be a usually calm person having a fit of rage.
An example of an aberrant animal would be a flying squirrel.
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noun
One that is aberrant.
American Heritage
An aberrant person or thing.
Webster's New World
A person or object that deviates from what is normal in his group.
Wiktionary

(biology) A group, individual, or structure that deviates from the usual or natural type, especially with an atypical chromosone number.

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Other Word Forms of Aberrant

Noun

Singular:
aberrant
Plural:
aberrants

Origin of Aberrant

  • From Latin aberrāns, present active participle of aberrō (“go astray; err”), from ab (“from”) + errō (“to wander”). See aberr.

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin aberrāns aberrant- present participle of aberrāre to go astray aberration

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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