Aberrant meaning

ăbər-ənt, ă-bĕr-
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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Deviating from what is considered proper or normal.

Aberrant behavior.

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Turning away from what is right, true, etc.
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Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing.

An aberrant form of a gene.

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Deviating from what is normal or typical.
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An aberrant person or thing.
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(literally figuratively) Straying from the right way; deviating from morality or truth. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
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A person or object that deviates from what is normal in his group.
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(biology) A group, individual, or structure that deviates from the usual or natural type, especially with an atypical chromosone number.
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(botany, zoology) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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One that is aberrant.
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Origin of aberrant

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary