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"erratic" in British English

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erraticadjective

uk   /ɪˈræt.ɪk/  us   /ɪˈræt̬.ɪk/
moving or behaving in a way that is not regular, certain, or expected: He drove in an erratic course down the road. She can be very erratic; one day she is friendly and the next she'll hardly speak to you.
erratically
adverb uk   /ɪˈræt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ɪˈræt̬.ɪ.kəl.i/
In her study, books were arranged erratically on chairs, tables, and shelves. The machine is working erratically - there must be a loose connection.
(Definition of erratic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"erratic" in American English

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erraticadjective

 us   /ɪˈræt̬·ɪk/
changing suddenly and unexpectedly: an erratic schedule
(Definition of erratic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"erratic" in Business English

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erraticadjective

uk   us   /ɪˈrætɪk/
something that is erratic is not regular, certain, or organized in its movement or behaviour: The erratic behaviour of the stock market is making investors nervous. Stocks closed up slightly after an erratic day of trading.
erratically
adverb
The stock market has been behaving erratically.
(Definition of erratic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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