abnormality meaning

Pronunciation:   "abnormality" in a sentence
Noun: abnormality  `abnor'malitee
  1. An abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
    - abnormalcy [US] 
  2. Retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
    - mental defectiveness 
  3. Marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
    - freakishness 
  4. Behaviour that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality
    - irregularity

Derived forms: abnormalities

See also: abnormal

Type of: backwardness, mental retardation, misbehavior [US], misbehaviour [Brit, Cdn], misdeed, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, retardation, slowness, strangeness, subnormality, unfamiliarity

Antonym: normality

Encyclopedia: Abnormality


[Medicine]
Congenital malformations of organs or parts. n pl -ties
1 : the quality or state of being abnormal
2 : something abnormal ‹brain-wave abnormalities

Examples

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  1. she has shown no abnormality in intelligence or in disposition.
  2. the abnormality mitral stenosis was in myocardium, not in the valve.
  3. this abnormality can be appreciated by carefully palpating the pulse in such patients.
  4. they could also use recombinant dna to study cell differentiation and development, including such cellular abnormalities as cancer.
  5. the poor child was born with some abnormality

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