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abnormality definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies [syn: abnormality, abnormalcy] [ant: normalcy, normality]
2: retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence [syn: abnormality, mental defectiveness]
3: marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal [syn: abnormality, freakishness]
4: behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality [syn: abnormality, irregularity]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -ties) Date: 1854 1. the quality or state of being abnormal 2. something abnormal

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a an abnormal quality, occurrence, etc. b the state of being abnormal. 2 a physical irregularity.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Abnormality Ab`nor*mal"i*ty, n.; pl. Abnormalities. 1. The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity. --Darwin. 2. Something abnormal.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(abnormalities) An abnormality in something, especially in a person's body or behaviour, is an unusual part or feature of it that may be worrying or dangerous. (FORMAL) Further scans are required to confirm the diagnosis of an abnormality... N-VAR

Moby Thesaurus

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