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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.aberrancy - a state or condition markedly different from the normaberrancy - 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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Substance use-related issues are another potential factor driving ED visits; while the instrument we used is not a diagnostic tool for an opioid-use disorder, 40% of the participants scored in the clinically relevant range suggesting a risk of opioid aberrancy.
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Stephen Steinberg (1998) argues that such rhetoric provided an alibi for a "liberal retreat" from civil rights politics in the latter half of the 1960s: if the race problem lay with the cultural aberrancy of the black community itself, then white liberals could safely back away from the increasing radicalism of the Freedom Movement and the violence of white backlash.
1) Consequently, the fused kidney may not bypass the inferior mesenteric artery during its embryological ascent nor adopt its native orientation, causing the organ to adopt an anatomical and positional aberrancy.