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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Erratic \Er*rat"ic\, a. [L. erraticus, fr. errare to wander: cf.
F. erratique. See Err.]
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 fever." --Harvey.
Erratic blocks, gravel, etc. (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.
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