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aberrant

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English

Etymology

Coined between 1820 and 1830 from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] aberrans, -rantis, present participle of aberrare.[1] See aberr.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA: /əˈbɛrənt/, /ˈæbərənt/
  • (US) IPA: /əˈbɛrənt/

Adjective

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Positive
aberrant

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Wandering; straying from the right way.
  2. (biology) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.
    • Charles Darwin,
      The more aberrant any form is, the greater must have been the number of connecting forms which, on my theory, have been exterminated.
  3. Deviating from morality.

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Translations

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Noun

Singular
aberrant

Plural
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aberrant ({{{1}}})
  1. A person or object that is aberrant.

Shorthand

(Version: Anniversary): a - b - e - r - a - nt
(Version: Pre_Anniversary): a - b - e - r - nt

French

Adjective

aberrant m. (f. aberrante, m. plural aberrants, f. plural aberrantes)

  1. aberrant

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