The difference between Aberrant and Different

When used as nouns, aberrant means a person or object that deviates from the rest of a group, whereas different means the different ideal.

When used as adjectives, aberrant means differing from the norm, whereas different means not the same.

check bellow for the other definitions of Aberrant and Different

  1. Aberrant as an adjective:

    Differing from the norm.

  2. Aberrant as an adjective (sometimes, figuratively):

    Straying from the right way; deviating from morality or truth.

  3. Aberrant as an adjective (botany, zoology):

    Deviating from the ordinary or natural type; exceptional; abnormal.

  1. Aberrant as a noun:

    A person or object that deviates from the rest of a group.

  2. Aberrant as a noun (biology):

    A group, individual, or structure that deviates from the usual or natural type, especially with an atypical chromosome number.

  1. Different as an adjective:

    Not the same; exhibiting a difference.

  2. Different as an adjective:

    Various, assorted, diverse.

  3. Different as an adjective:

    Distinct, separate; .


    "Several different scientists all reached this conclusion at about the same time."

  4. Different as an adjective:

    Unlike most others; unusual.

  1. Different as a noun (mathematics):

    The different ideal.