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er•rat•ic



Pronunciation: (i-rat'ik), [key]
adj.
1. deviating from the usual or proper course in conduct or opinion; eccentric; queer: erratic behavior.
2. having no certain or definite course; wandering; not fixed: erratic winds.
3. Geol.noting or pertaining to a boulder or the like carried by glacial ice and deposited some distance from its place of origin.
4. (of a lichen) having no attachment to the surface on which it grows.

n.
1. an erratic or eccentric person.
2. Geol.an erratic boulder or the like.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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