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
They rely on families to actually report what they call aberrant behavior.
Felipe Calderon went on Twitter to express dismay over what he called an "aberrant act of terror and barbarity."
It also says some civilian supervisors are also at fault for ignoring clear signs of what it called his aberrant behavior.
More conspicuously aberrant is an example I read over the weekend:
This would mean that the morphological criteria on which extant supposed D. arnoldi and D. hololissa have been identified are utterly unreliable: an idea which matches suggestions that 'carapace morphology is sensitive to environmental conditions and that captivity can result in aberrant morphologies' (Palkovacs et al. 2003, p. 1409; see also Gerlach 2004b).
That suggests that the Washington Post poll, which reported a figure of 21%, was not a fluke or an "outlier," as Joe and pollster-folk like to call aberrant polls that you can't trust.
You (and Iain Dale) miss the truly shocking thing on the leaflet, namely the aberrant apostrophe after Simon Hughes 'name.
Species and groups of species which are called aberrant, and which may fancifully be called living fossils, will aid us in forming a picture of the ancient forms of life.
Species and groups of species, which are called aberrant, and which may fancifully be called living fossils, will aid us in forming a picture of the ancient forms of life.
Thus if Australia were destroyed, Didelphys in S. America would be wonderfully anomalous (this is your case with Proteaceae), whereas now there are so many genera and little sub-families of Marsupiata that the group cannot be called aberrant or anomalous.