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abnormal

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adjective ab·nor·mal \(ˌ)ab-ˈnȯr-məl, əb-\

Simple Definition of abnormal

  • : different from what is normal or average : unusual especially in a way that causes problems

Full Definition of abnormal

  1. :  deviating from the normal or average :  unusual, exceptional <abnormal behavior>

ab·nor·mal·lyplay \-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of abnormal

  1. The results of the blood test were abnormal.

  2. <a completely abnormal school day, because half of the kids were out sick>



Origin of abnormal

alteration of French anormal, from Medieval Latin anormalis, from Latin a- + Late Latin normalis normal


First Known Use: 1817

Rhymes with abnormal


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abnormal

noun ab·nor·mal

Definition of abnormal

  1. :  an abnormal person



1857

First Known Use of abnormal

1857


ABNORMAL Defined for Kids

abnormal

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adjective ab·nor·mal \ab-ˈnȯr-məl\

Definition of abnormal

  1. :  differing from the normal usually in a noticeable way <an abnormal growth>

ab·nor·mal·ly adverb <abnormally small>




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