The difference between Aberrant and Variable

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

When used as adjectives, aberrant means differing from the norm, whereas variable means able to vary.

check bellow for the other definitions of Aberrant and Variable

  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. Variable as an adjective:

    Able to vary.


    "variable winds or seasons; a variable quantity"

  2. Variable as an adjective:

    Likely to vary.

  3. Variable as an adjective:

    Marked by diversity or difference.

  4. Variable as an adjective (mathematics):

    Having no fixed quantitative value.

  5. Variable as an adjective (biology):

    Tending to deviate from a normal or recognized type.

  1. Variable as a noun:

    Something that is variable.

  2. Variable as a noun:

    Something whose value may be dictated or discovered.


    "There are several variables to consider here."

  3. Variable as a noun (mathematics):

    A quantity that may assume any one of a set of values.

  4. Variable as a noun (mathematics):

    A symbol representing a variable.

  5. Variable as a noun (programming):

    A named memory location in which a program can store intermediate results and from which it can read them.

  6. Variable as a noun (astronomy):

    A variable star.

  7. Variable as a noun (nautical):

    A shifting wind, or one that varies in force.

  8. Variable as a noun (nautical, in the plural):

    Those parts of the sea where a steady wind is not expected, especially the parts between the trade-wind belts.