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abnormal

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

Definition of abnormal

  1. :  deviating from the normal or average <a person with abnormal [=exceptional] strength> <abnormal powers of concentration>; often :  unusual in an unwelcome or problematic way <abnormal behavior> <abnormal test results>

abnormally

play \-mə-lē\ adverb <behaving abnormally>

Examples of abnormal in a sentence

  1. The results of the blood test were abnormal.

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

Origin and Etymology of abnormal

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


First Known Use: 1817


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abnormal

noun ab·nor·mal

Definition of abnormal

  1. :  an abnormal person

Origin and Etymology of abnormal

see 1abnormal


First Known Use: 1857


ABNORMAL Defined for Kids

abnormal

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adjective ab·nor·mal \ab-ˈnȯr-məl\

Definition of abnormal for Students

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

abnormally

adverb <abnormally small>

Medical Dictionary

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abnormal

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adjective ab·nor·mal \(ˈ)ab-ˈnȯr-məl\

Medical Definition of abnormal

  1. :  deviating from the normal, average, or expected <abnormal development> <results of the Pap smear were abnormal> <abnormal actions departing from accepted standards of social behavior>

abnormally

\-mə-lē\play adverb

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abnormal

noun ab·nor·mal

Medical Definition of abnormal

  1. :  an abnormal person



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