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 (ăb′ər-ənt, ă-bĕr′-)
1. Deviating from what is considered proper or normal: aberrant behavior.
2. Deviating from what is typical for a specified thing: an aberrant form of a gene.
One that is aberrant.

[Latin aberrāns, aberrant-, present participle of aberrāre, to go astray; see aberration.]

ab′er·rance, ab′er·ran·cy n.
ab′er·rant·ly adv.
Usage Note: Traditionally, aberrant is pronounced with stress on the second syllable (ă-bĕr′ənt). A more recent pronunciation, with stress on the first syllable (ăb′ər-ənt), has begun to compete with the older one. In 2009, 57 percent of the Usage Panel preferred the newer pronunciation and 43 percent the older. Nonetheless, both pronunciations should be considered acceptable.

aberrance, aberrancy

the condition or state of being deviant or aberrant.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aberrance - a state or condition markedly different from the normaberrance - a state or condition markedly different from the norm
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
chromosomal aberration, chromosomal anomaly, chromosonal disorder, chrosomal abnormality - any change in the normal structure or number of chromosomes; often results in physical or mental abnormalities
deflection, warp - a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting


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Online trolling is a ceaseless, obstreperous online deviant conduct by a person toward other users, having a broad diversity of displayed routines, meanings, circumstances, and repercussions (media misuses the term to define a range of acts of online aberrance and noncompliance).
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Littauer's research demonstrates that these changes were a "distinctive transformation in American sexual culture" rather than an historical aberrance, and she argues that the shifts in sexual culture during the 1940s and 1950s permitted the sexual revolution to occur on a large scale in later decades.
This may be sufficient time to directly affect the molecular mechanisms that control cell proliferation and aberrance.
In the Indian and West Asian context--the region most proximate to that in which A Passage to India is set--the hyena is a powerful means of thinking about ambiguity, perversion, inversion, aberrance, deviance, deceit, necrophagy, protective magic, love, and fertility.
A sharp elevation in systemic vascular resistance is thought to be one precipitating factor, with an aberrance of cerebral autoregulation of blood flow being another.
Research evidence suggests that abusive supervision has significant negative effects on the outcome of workers at workplace since it creates interpersonal aberrance [16] and also it has effects on lower job performance [17].
Aberrance of temperature from normal range (fever or HT) is associated with more deaths and poorer neurologic outcomes (Childs et al.
Some of her conclusions are equally suspect, as when she states confidently the feminist truism that "a complete account of womens relations can only be assembled when aberrance and deviation are also included" (14).