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

2. (Biol.) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal. [1913 Webster]

The more aberrant any form is, the greater must have been the number of connecting forms which, on my theory, have been exterminated. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]


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  • aberrant — aberrant, ante [ aberɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1842; du lat. aberrare « s éloigner, s écarter » ♦ Qui s écarte du type normal. 1 ♦ Qui s écarte de la règle, se fourvoie, est contraire à la raison. Une idée, une conduite aberrante. ⇒ absurde, insensé. 2 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Aberrant — est un jeu de rôles de super héros publié en 1998 par White Wolf. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Aberrant », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Il prend place 90 ans avant les événements du jeu Trinity (où des psis… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • aberrant — [ab′ər ənt, ə ber′ənt] adj. [< L aberrans, prp. of aberrare, to go astray < ab , from + errare, to wander: see ERR] 1. turning away from what is right, true, etc. 2. deviating from what is normal or typical n. an aberrant person or thing… …   English World dictionary

  • aberrant — I adjective abnormal, amorphous, anomalistic, anomalous, astray, changeable, departing, deviative, devious, discursive, disordered, divergent, eccentric, errant, erratic, erroneous, excursive, indirect, irregular, nonuniform, rambling, stray,… …   Law dictionary

  • aberrant — aberrant, ante (entrée créée par le supplément) (ab èr ran, ran t ) adj. Terme didactique. Qui s écarte d un type. •   Les cas pathologiques ou aberrants ne font pas même exception ; et on ne vit jamais sans un chef, au moins temporaire, ni une… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • aberrant — (adj.) 1798, originally in natural history, from L. aberrantem (nom. aberrans), prp. of aberrare to wander away, go astray (see ABERRATION (Cf. aberration)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aberrant — atypical, *abnormal Analogous words: divergent, *different, disparate: *irregular, anomalous, unnatural: *exceptional: singular, peculiar, odd, *strange, eccentric Antonyms: true (to a type …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • aberrant — [adj] not normal; varying from the usual abnormal, atypical, bizarre, deviant, different, flaky*, mental*, nonstandard, odd, off base, off color, out of line*, peculiar, psycho*, strange, unusual, weird; concept 547 Ant. normal, same, true …   New thesaurus

  • aberrant — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ departing from an accepted standard or normal type. DERIVATIVES aberrance noun aberrancy noun aberrantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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