DICT.TW Dictionary Taiwan

Search for:
[Show options]
[Pronunciation] [Help] [Database Info] [Server Info]

5 definitions found

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 er·rat·ic /ɪˈrætɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 er·rat·ic /ɪrˈætɪk/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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 fever.”
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Er·rat·ic, n.
 1. One who deviates from common and accepted opinions; one who is eccentric or preserve in his intellectual character.
 2. A rogue. [Obs.]
 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.
 Note:In the plural the term is applied especially to the loose gravel and stones on the earth's surface, including what is called drift.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having no fixed course; "an erratic comet"; "his life
             followed a wandering course"; "a planetary vagabond"
             [syn: planetary, wandering]
      2: liable to sudden unpredictable change; "erratic behavior";
         "fickle weather"; "mercurial twists of temperament"; "a
         quicksilver character, cool and willful at one moment,
         utterly fragile the next" [syn: fickle, mercurial, quicksilver(a)]
      3: likely to perform unpredictably; "erratic winds are the bane
         of a sailor"; "a temperamental motor; sometimes it would
         start and sometimes it wouldn't"; "that beautiful but
         temperamental instrument the flute"- Osbert Lancaster
         [syn: temperamental]