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er·rat·ic

(ĕ-rat'ik),
1. Synonym(s): eccentric (1)
2. Denoting symptoms that vary in intensity, frequency, or location.
[L. erro, pp. erratus, to wander]

erratic

[irat′ik]
Etymology: L, erraticus, wandering
deviating from the normal but with no apparent fixed course or purpose.

erratic

(ĭ-răt′ĭk) [L. errare, to wander]
Having an unpredictable or fluctuating course or pattern; wandering.

er·rat·ic

(ĕ-rat'ik)
1. Synonym(s): eccentric (1) .
2. Denoting symptoms that vary in intensity, frequency, or location.
[L. erro, pp. erratus, to wander]
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Over the past several years, the erratic has been repeatedly vandalized with graffiti, spray paint and felt markers.
The erratic is one of two Canadian sites selected for digital preservation by the CyArk 500 challenge, a global initiative launched at a summit in 2013 at the Tower of London.
Despite questions over a lack of documented evidence, Stanley Knowlton, head of interpretive services at Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and member of the Piikani First Nation, maintains that historical etchings, described as pictographs or petroglyphs, existed on a glacial boulder known as the Glenwood Erratic before being destroyed by an act of vandalism.
They determined there were no indications that pictographs or petroglyphs existed on the Glenwood Erratic.
4bn deficit recorded in June, which economists attributed to an erratic blip, with the finger pointed at imports of aircraft and precious stones.
Leaving aside trade in oil and so-called erratic items such as ships, aircraft and gemstones, the picture was worse - a trade gap widening to pounds 3.
However, erratic items like aeroplanes and precious stones accounted for much of the surge in imports, and economists were largely relaxed about the figures.