from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Deviating from the proper or expected course.
- adj. Deviating from what is normal; untrue to type.
- n. One that is aberrant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person or object that deviates from what is normal in his group.
- n. A group, individual, or structure that deviates from the usual or natural type, especially with an atypical chromosone number.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wandering; straying from the right way.
- adj. Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Wandering; straying from the right or usual course.
- In zoology and botany, differing in some of its characters from the group in which it is placed: said of an individual, a species, a genus, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
- adj. markedly different from an accepted norm
Latin aberrāns, aberrant-, present participle of aberrāre, to go astray; see aberration.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aberrāns, present active participle of aberrō ("go astray; err"), from ab ("from") + errō ("to wander"). See aberr. (Wiktionary)