Meaning of ABERRANT in English

ABERRANT

adj.

Pronunciation: a- ' ber- ə nt, ə -, - ' be-r ə nt; ' a-b ə -r ə nt, - ˌ ber- ə nt, - ˌ be-r ə nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin aberrant-, aberrans, present participle of aberrare to go astray, from ab- + errare to wander, err

Date: circa 1780

1 : straying from the right or normal way

2 : deviating from the usual or natural type : ATYPICAL

– ab · er · rance \ - ə n(t)s \ noun

– ab · er · ran · cy \ - ə n(t)-s ē \ noun

– ab · er · rant · ly adverb

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