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Unsteady and prone to unexpected changes
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“Such long-term averages can be used as a measure of the available water supply only if the erratic flow of the Colorado River can be regulated completely.”
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Lacking a logical sequence, system or plan
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“On the other hand, an erratic sequence of open and closed questions is likely to confuse the respondent and reduce the level of participation.”
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Occurring or done in brief, irregular bursts
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“Animals given unlimited access to the drug will self-administer it in erratic bursts.”
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Having a curious, strange or eccentric nature
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“The erratic behavior of the material is particularly interesting and not easily explainable.”
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Having a temperamental or excitable nature
“She arose and rebelled with the usual swiftness of her erratic nature.”
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Difficult to control due to willful behavior
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Forgetful or absent-minded
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That cannot be computed
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Acting or judging in error
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Not going in a direct course or line
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Constantly moving from place to place
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Contrary to intuition or common sense
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Fraught with danger
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Obsessively concerned with something
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(in non-technical use) Abnormally sensitive, obsessive, or anxious
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Erring or straying from the accepted course or standards
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Digressing from subject to subject
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(glaciology) A rock or boulder believed to have been brought from a distance by glacial action
“The term for a displaced boulder is an erratic, but in the nineteenth century, the expression seemed to apply more often to the theories than to the rocks.”
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