aberrative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

aberration +‎ -ive

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

aberrative (comparative more aberrative, superlative most aberrative)

  1. 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.
    A large aberrative oscillation has been observed in the financial markets
    The longer term trend was down, however yesterday there was an aberrative rise in the financial markets