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English Dictionary: aberrant by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
aberrant
adj
  1. markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas"
    Synonym(s): aberrant, deviant, deviate
n
  1. one whose behavior departs substantially from the norm of a group
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.
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