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:
The early-voter turnout, which figures to be heavily Democratic, is abnormally high.
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In other words, we feel that we are moving at a slow, stately rate through a universe whose contents have been abnormally slowed.
New York on Quaaludes Blake Gopnik April 22, 2013
These numbers are partly due to an abnormally high number of traffic deaths.
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Rove is abnormally skilled at convincing the audience that the pawn moved on its own to that particular square on the chess board.
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A further observation made by the investigator is that the chicks which obtained the lowest amount of lime were abnormally weak.
The Dollar Hen Milo M. Hastings
She also saw that Dick was abnormally excited, and suspected that he had been drinking.
Viviette William J. Locke
They are at one and the same time abnormally truthful, and abnormally sensitive.
The Benefactress Elizabeth Beauchamp
Not a gun will be in sight, and the battery will be abnormally light.
Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia Various
He strove to comfort her, to amuse her, but what form of distraction could be made to appeal to that abnormally apathetic nature?
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In 15.5% we find trochocephalous or abnormally round heads (index 91).
Criminal Man Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
not normal; deviating from the usual or typical; extraordinary
(informal) odd in behaviour or appearance; strange
1835, displaced older abnormous (1742) and rival anormal (1835) under influence of Latin abnormis “deviating from a rule,” from ab- “off, away from” (see ab-) + norma “rule” (see norm). The older forms were via Old French anormal (13c.), from Medieval Latin anormalos, from Greek anomalos, from an- “not” + homalos, from homos “same.” The Greek word was altered in Latin by association with norma. Related: Abnormally.
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 […]
- Abo hemolytic disease of newborn
abo hemolytic disease of newborn ABO hemolytic disease of newborn n. See erythroblastosis fetalis.
- Abo system
Physiology. a classification of human blood based on the presence on the surface of red blood cells of one or both of two specific antigens, designated A and B, or their absence, designated O: every person has one of four possible inherited blood types, A, B, AB, or O, and has antibodies circulating in the […]