Erratic

Definition of Erratic

Er`rat´ic
a.1.Having no certain course; roving about without a fixed destination; wandering; moving; - hence, applied to the planets as distinguished from the fixed stars.
The earth and each erratic world.
- Blackmore.
2.Deviating from a wise of the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; strange; queer; as, erratic conduct.
3.Irregular; changeable.
Erratic blocks
(Geol.) masses of stone which have been transported from their original resting places by the agency of water, ice, or other causes.
Erratic phenomena
the phenomena which relate to transported materials on the earth's surface.
n.1.One who deviates from common and accepted opinions; one who is eccentric or preserve in his intellectual character.
2.A rogue.
3.(Geol.) Any stone or material that has been borne away from its original site by natural agencies; esp., a large block or fragment of rock; a bowlder.

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