Part of speech:
Descriptive of an object or measurement that has deviated or been knocked, momentarily and sharply, from the more dominant, normal or expected course or trajectory to which it either has or is expected to return in the longer term.
The definition of errant is straying from the normal course or not following guidelines or standards.
(Zoology, botany) Atypical development or structure; deviation from the normal type; an aberrant organ. [Mid 19th century.]
The difference between one number in a set and the mean of the set.
Straying off from a course or way
A becoming different in form or kind
One who falls behind the rest.
(Law) A piece of property found but claimed by nobody
To stray from the subject; digress
To diverge at a wide angle; spread apart.
To fail to keep up a pace; straggle:
To wander aimlessly or idly; ramble
To escape or stretch beyond proper limits, as the branches of a plant; to spread widely apart; to shoot too far or widely in growth.
To behave in a manner that does not conform to morality or norms:
To wander about
(West) To range far afield in a drove, as in seeking pasture or escaping a storm
To rove over or through.
(Nautical) To veer to leeward from a former course; fall off.
To traverse on foot:
(Obs.) To go astray; wander
Depart is defined as to go away or leave.
To deviate from a purpose, behavior, or previous pattern:
To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
(Mathematics) To fail to approach a limit.
To deviate is to depart from a planned or accepted course, from expectations or from accepted behavior.
To commit a sin
To be directed in various directions or at multiple objects:
To cover with insulating material
To wander about in an idle or restless way, as in seeking amusement
To stay while others go
To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
To indicate or mark the errors in:
Approach means to move close to something.
To cause to walk or proceed at a walk:
To divert or deflect:
To stir the emotions:
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