Meaning of ABERRANT in English


I. (ˈ)a|berənt adjective

Etymology: Latin aberrant-, aberrans, present participle of aberrare to wander from the way, go astray, from ab- ab- (I) + errare to wander, go astray, err — more at err

1. : straying from the right or normal way : deviating from truth, rectitude, propriety

2. : deviating from the usual or natural type : exceptional , abnormal

II. noun

( -s )

1. : an aberrant natural group, individual, or structure ; especially : an individual with a chromosome number atypical for its species

2. : a person whose behavior departs substantially from the standards for behavior in his group : deviant , deviate

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