an condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation.
an thing or event.
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 no obvious signs of abnormality in Miss Moss’ body.
British Mother ‘Poisoned’ To Death By Pot The Telegraph January 30, 2014
But apparently there was just an “‘abnormality’ in the system.”
15 Best Moments of the 2013 Super Bowl (VIDEO) Ben Teitelbaum February 3, 2013
Should a criminal be held responsible for his crime when a brain scan can demonstrate some abnormality in his neural circuitry?
‘Free Will Debate: Who’s in Charge?’ by Michael Gazzaniga (review) Casey Schwartz November 18, 2011
It is a brief text with philosophical leanings that revolves around the notions of normality and abnormality in human nature.
Living Black & Gay in the ’50s Alain Mabanckou December 2, 2014
Something odd in the set of the Queen’s sails puzzled him until he identified the abnormality.
Traders Risk Roger Dee
I thought the child was a freak, an abnormality; and such things disgust me.
The Wonder J. D. Beresford
He fancied that from what Richard had said that Anne would be the antidote for his daughter’s abnormality.
Mistress Anne Temple Bailey
That would have been an abnormality calling for investigation.
Eight Keys to Eden Mark Irvin Clifton
He gave no reason to anyone for suspecting him of abnormality.
Gladiator Philip Wylie
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.
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
a contemptuous term used to refer to an Australian Aborigine. . Swedish name of . . Contemporary Examples I have no real choice in the matter, regardless of what the abo or ABP or ABMS say. Rand Paul and the Certification Racket Russell Saunders August 10, 2014 abo Mohammed also was looking to enter the […]