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Meaning of ABERRANT

Pronunciation:  u'berunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
  2. [adj]  markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrent behavior"; "deviant ideas"
 

ABERRANT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: abnormal, deviant
 
 See Also: anomaly, unusual person

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ab*er"rant\, a. [L. aberrans, -rantis, p. pr. of
aberrare. See {Aberr}.]
1. Wandering; straying from the right way.

2. (Biol.) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type;
   exceptional; abnormal.

         The more aberrant any form is, the greater must have
         been the number of connecting forms which, on my
         theory, have been exterminated.       --Darwin.

 
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