an condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation.
an thing or event.
They are searching for abnormalities in the soil, replanted vegetation and other signs of a rogue grave.
The Hunt for Madeleine McCann’s Grave Barbie Latza Nadeau May 11, 2014
Also, the types of abnormalities reported are not those associated with radiation exposures.
The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky, Jake Adelstein September 25, 2013
And those errors—called point mutations—can create a fetus with abnormalities.
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Usually, we also declare that human negligence must be the root of the abnormalities.
The Most Dangerous Substance in America May Be Fertilizer Megan McArdle April 18, 2013
The abnormalities are slight, and there is as great a diversity among the men as could be asked.
Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, Vol. 56, March 1900 Various
In many, the susceptibility to colds is due to abnormalities in the nose or throat.
How to Live Irving Fisher and Eugene Fisk
A man who deals with this type of patient needs every advantage which he can get, for invariably he is dealing with abnormalities.
Habits that Handicap Charles B. Towns
Her face looked cheerful and normal in this place of abnormalities.
Bambi Marjorie Benton Cooke
There were no other abnormalities; there were no serious hysterical manifestations.
Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology C. G. Jung
All causes of dilatation of the stomach may be referred to abnormalities of one or more of these factors.
A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II Various
noun (pl) -ties
an abnormal feature, event, etc
a physical malformation; deformity
deviation from the typical or usual; irregularity
“quality of being abnormal,” 1854; “abnormal feature or quality,” 1859, from abnormal + -ity. Earlier as abnormity (1731).
abnormality ab·nor·mal·i·ty (āb’nôr-māl’ĭ-tē)
An anomaly, malformation, or difference from the normal.
an condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation. an thing or event. Contemporary Examples I have an abnormality in the circuits for language output, and sure enough, as a child I had trouble getting language out. Temple Grandin: My Big Idea Temple Grandin, Richard Panek May 2, 2013 A post mortem examination revealed that there were […]
not normal, average, typical, or usual; deviating from a standard: abnormal powers of concentration; an abnormal amount of snow; abnormal behavior. extremely or excessively large: abnormal profit. Contemporary Examples The early-voter turnout, which figures to be heavily Democratic, is abnormally high. The Hot Shot Democrat You’ve Never Heard Of Sean Wilentz November 1, 2008 In […]
an abnormal condition, quality, etc.; abnormality; irregularity. Historical Examples The asparagus or sweet potato stem occasionally broadens out into a ribbon, and it passes as an abnormity. Appletons’ Popular Science Monthly, July 1899 Various The next one she called an abnormity, and the third she called a barn—simply. An American Girl in London Sara Jeannette […]
abns American Board of Nursing Specialties