• (British) IPA: /əˈbɛɹ.n̩t/, /ˈæ.bəɹ.n̩t/
  • (America) IPA: /əbˈɛɹ.n̩t/, /ˈæ.bəɹ.n̩t/


  1. Differing from the norm. [First attested sometime between the mid 16th century and the early 17th century.]
  2. (sometimes, figuratively) Straying from the right way; deviating from morality or truth. [First attested in the mid 18th century.]
  3. (botany, zoology) Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal. [First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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aberrant (plural aberrants)

  1. A person or object that deviates from the rest of a group.
  2. (biology) A group, individual, or structure that deviates from the usual or natural type, especially with an atypical chromosome number.
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