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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.
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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
ab•er•rant(əˈbɛr ənt, ˈæb ər-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||aberrant - one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group|
|Adj.||1.||aberrant - markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"|
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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.
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1. Straying from a proper course or standard:
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
aberrant[æˈbɛrənt] adj [behaviour, sexuality, species, cells] → aberrant(e), anormal(e); [species, cell] → aberrant(e), anormal(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
adj → anomal
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
aberrant[əˈbɛr/ənt] adj (Bio) (gen) → aberrante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. aberrante, desviado del curso normal; anómalo.
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