departing from the right, normal, or usual course.
deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal.
an aberrant person, thing, group, etc.
Origin of aberrant
Related formsab·er·rance, ab·er·ran·cy, nounab·er·rant·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1820–30, aberrant
is from the Latin
(stem of aberrāns,
present participle of aberrāre
to deviate). See ab-
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Derived Formsaberrance or aberrancy, noun
deviating from the normal or usual type, as certain animals from the group in which they are classified
behaving in an abnormal or untypical way
deviating from truth, morality, etc
Word Origin for aberrant
rare before c19: from the present participle of Latin aberrāre to wander away
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Word Origin and History for aberrancies
1798, originally in natural history, from Latin aberrantem (nominative aberrans), present participle of aberrare "to wander away, go astray" (see aberration).
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Related formsab•er′ran•cy n.
Deviating from the usual course, as certain ducts, vessels, or nerves.
Deviating from the normal; untrue to type.
Out of place; ectopic.
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