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1. Having no fixed or regular course; wandering: the erratic flight of a moth.
2. Lacking consistency, regularity, or uniformity: an erratic heartbeat.
3. Deviating from the customary course in conduct or opinion; eccentric: erratic behavior.
n. Geology
A rock fragment that has been transported by ice to a location other than its place of origin and that may range in size from a pebble to a large boulder.

[Middle English erratik, from Old French erratique, from Latin errāticus, from errāre, to wander; see ers- in Indo-European roots.]

er·rat′i·cal·ly adv.
er·rat′i·cism (-ĭ-sĭz′əm) n.


the action or tendency to be erratic


an action or behavior that deviates from the norm; unpredictability in behavior.
See also: Behavior
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