aberrant

  • 1 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

  • 2 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… …

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  • 3 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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… …

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  • 5 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,… …

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  • 6 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

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

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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 …

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

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  • 11 Aberrant — Infobox RPG title= Aberrant caption= Aberrant d20 cover designer= Rob Hatch, Andrew Bates, Ken Cliffe, Greg Fountain, Sheri M. Johnson, Chris McDonough, Ethan Skemp, Mike Tinney, Richard Thomas, Stephan Wieck, Fred Yelk publisher= White Wolf Game …

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  • 12 aberrant — I. 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 •… …

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  • 13 aberrant — aberrance, aberrancy, n. aberrantly, adv. /euh ber euhnt, ab euhr /, adj. 1. departing from the right, normal, or usual course. 2. deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; exceptional; abnormal. n. 3. an aberrant person, thing, group,… …

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  • 14 aberrant — 1. adjective /əˈbɛrənt,ˈæbərənt,əˈbɛrənt/ a) Differing from the norm, from the expected type; abnormal, anomalous. The more aberrant any form is, the greater must have been the number of connecting forms which, on my theory, have been… …

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  • 15 aberrant — 1. Differing from the normal; in botany or zoology, said of certain atypical individuals in a species. 2. Wandering off; said of certain ducts, vessels, or nerves deviating from the normal course or pattern. 3. SYN: ectopic (1). [L. aberrans] * * …

    Medical dictionary

  • 16 aberrant — [[t]æbe̱rənt[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Aberrant means unusual and not socially acceptable. [FORMAL] Ian s rages and aberrant behavior worsened …

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  • 17 aberrant — ab•er•rant [[t]əˈbɛr ənt, ˈæb ər [/t]] adj. 1) departing from the right, normal, or usual course 2) deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type; atypical; abnormal 3) an aberrant person or thing • Etymology: 1820–30; < L aberrant , s.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 aberrant — a|ber|rant [ˈæbərənt, əˈberənt] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of aberrare, from ab away + errare to wander ] not usual or normal = ↑abnormal ▪ aberrant behaviour …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 aberrant — adjective formal not usual or normal: aberrant behaviour …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 aberrant — adjective eating on the floor with the dogs is just one example of his aberrant behavior Syn: deviant, deviating, divergent, abnormal, atypical, anomalous, irregular; nonconformist, rogue; strange, odd, peculiar, uncommon, freakish, quirky;… …

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