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

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  • Abnormality — Ab nor*mal i*ty, n.; pl. {Abnormalities}. 1. The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity. Darwin. [1913 Webster] 2. Something abnormal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • abnormality — I noun aberration, anomaly, curiosity, deformity, deviation, divergence, erraticism, exception, idiosyncrasy, irregularity, malformation, nonconformity, oddity, peculiarity, perversion, singularity, strangeness, unconformity, unconventionality,… …   Law dictionary

  • abnormality — (n.) quality of being abnormal, 1854; abnormal feature or quality, 1859, from ABNORMAL (Cf. abnormal) + ITY (Cf. ity). Earlier as abnormity (1731) …   Etymology dictionary

  • abnormality — [n] being different from standard or norm aberrancy, aberration, anomalism, anomaly, atypicalness, bizarreness, deformity, deviance, deviancy, deviation, eccentricity, exception, extraordinariness, flaw, irregularity, oddity, peculiarity,… …   New thesaurus

  • abnormality — [ab΄nôr mal′ə tē] n. 1. the quality or condition of being abnormal 2. pl. abnormalities an abnormal thing; malformation …   English World dictionary

  • abnormality — UK [ˌæbnɔː(r)ˈmælətɪ] / US [ˌæbnɔrˈmælətɪ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms abnormality : singular abnormality plural abnormalities a feature that is not usual or typical, especially one that is worrying or that shows there may be… …   English dictionary

  • abnormality — [[t]æ̱bnɔː(r)mæ̱lɪti[/t]] abnormalities N VAR 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… …   English dictionary

  • abnormality — noun 1) born with a heart abnormality Syn: malformation, deformity, irregularity, flaw, defect, anomaly 2) the abnormality of such behavior Syn: unusualness, uncommonness, atypicality, irregularity, anomalousness …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • abnormality — abnormal ► ADJECTIVE ▪ deviating from what is normal. DERIVATIVES abnormality noun abnormally adverb. ORIGIN Greek an malos uneven , related to ANOMALOUS(Cf. ↑anomalousness) …   English terms dictionary

  • abnormality — any condition not found naturally in most fishes. Unusual conditions arising during processing fish as food are called defects, q.v …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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