abnormality

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noun ab·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌab-nər-ˈma-lə-tē, -(ˌ)nȯr-\

Definition of abnormality

plural

abnormalities

  1. 1 :  something abnormal

  2. 2 :  the quality or state of being abnormal

Examples of abnormality in a sentence

  1. The test results showed several genetic abnormalities.

  2. There was some abnormality in his vision.

Origin and Etymology of abnormality

1abnormal + -ity


First Known Use: 1847


ABNORMALITY Defined for English Language Learners

abnormality

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noun ab·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌab-nər-ˈma-lə-tē, -(ˌ)nȯr-\

Definition of abnormality for English Language Learners

  • : something that is not usual, expected, or normal : something that is abnormal


ABNORMALITY Defined for Kids

abnormality

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ab·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌab-nər-ˈma-lə-tē\
variants: n, pl

abnormalities

Definition of abnormality for Students

  1. :  something that is not usual, expected, or normal The X-ray showed no abnormalities.


Medical Dictionary

abnormality

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noun ab·nor·mal·i·ty \ˌab-nər-ˈmal-ət-ē, -(ˌ)nȯr-\

Medical Definition of abnormality

plural

abnormalities

  1. 1:  the quality or state of being abnormal

  2. 2:  something abnormal brain-wave abnormalities



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