aberrant


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ab·er·rant

 (ăb′ər-ənt, ă-bĕr′-)
adj.
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.
n.
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.

aberrant

(æˈbɛrənt)
adj
1. deviating from the normal or usual type, as certain animals from the group in which they are classified
2. behaving in an abnormal or untypical way
3. deviating from truth, morality, etc
[rare before c19: from the present participle of Latin aberrāre to wander away]
abˈerrance, abˈerrancy n

ab•er•rant

(əˈbɛr ənt, ˈæb ər-)

adj.
1. departing from the right, normal, or usual course.
2. deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; atypical; abnormal.
n.
3. an aberrant person or thing.
[1820–30; < Latin aberrant-, s. of aberrāns, present participle of aberrāre to deviate. See ab-, errant]
ab•er′rance, ab•er′ran•cy, n.
ab•er′rant•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aberrant - one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a groupaberrant - one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
unusual person, anomaly - a person who is unusual
Adj.1.aberrant - markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
abnormal, unnatural - not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food"

aberrant

adjective
1. abnormal, odd, strange, extraordinary, curious, weird, peculiar, eccentric, queer, irregular, erratic, deviant, off-the-wall (slang), oddball (informal), anomalous, untypical, wacko (slang), outré His rages and aberrant behaviour worsened.

aberrant

adjective
1. Straying from a proper course or standard:
Translations

aberrant

[əˈberənt] ADJ (Bio) → aberrante; [behaviour] → anormal

aberrant

[æˈbɛrənt] adj [behaviour, sexuality, species, cells] → aberrant(e), anormal(e); [species, cell] → aberrant(e), anormal(e)

aberrant

adjanomal

aberrant

[əˈbɛrnt] adj (Bio) (gen) → aberrante

ab·er·rant

a. aberrante, desviado del curso normal; anómalo.
References in classic literature ?
And analogy would lead me to believe, that the young thus reared would be apt to follow by inheritance the occasional and aberrant habit of their mother, and in their turn would be apt to lay their eggs in other birds' nests, and thus be successful in rearing their young.
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The band was identified as an aberrant mitral valve chord attached to the A2 segment of the AMVL and inserting at the fossa ovalis of the left sided atrial septum (Figure 2).
Normal blood stem cells serve as the templates for blood cells and various immune cells, but aberrant versions may fail to develop properly and result in leukemia.
In each of these there is a common theme: targets being put in front of quality, staff not being listened to, aberrant corporate cultures suppressing concerns.
Also provided are diagnostic methods for detecting disease states related to the aberrant expression of TR2 receptors.
Exploration revealed the presence of an ectatic aberrant internal carotid artery in the middle ear.
Moreover, the data shows a high percentage of subjects that abuse opioids or other substances also engage in specific aberrant drug behaviors, such as sedating oneself, using opioids for nonpain reasons, increasing doses without authorization, and having felt intoxicated when using opioids.
Abstract: This study assessed the viability of using microswitch clusters (combinations of microswitches) plus contingent stimulation to promote adaptive responding and to reduce aberrant behavior in two children with multiple disabilities.
That aberrant final month -- at least Ethier said he hopes it was aberrant -- caused enough concern on the part of club officials that a large portion of the winter was spent trying to find another power bat that would have directly or indirectly displaced Ethier from the everyday lineup.
Aberrant expression of MUC5AC in pyloric glands was observed in 81% of the cases, and aberrant expression of MUC6 in the upper foveolar epithelium was diffusely seen in 14% of the cases.