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aberrant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aberrant  \Ab*er"rant\,  a.  [L.  aberrans  -rantis,  p.  pr  of 
  aberrare  See  {Aberr}.] 
  1.  Wandering;  straying  from  the  right  way 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  Deviating  from  the  ordinary  or  natural  type 
  exceptional;  abnormal. 
 
  The  more  aberrant  any  form  is  the  greater  must  have 
  been  the  number  of  connecting  forms  which  on  my 
  theory,  have  been  exterminated.  --Darwin. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aberrant 
  adj  :  markedly  different  from  an  accepted  norm;  "aberrent 
  behavior";  deviant  ideas"  [syn:  {deviant}] 
  n  :  one  whose  behavior  departs  substantially  from  the  norm  of  a 
  group 




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