abnormality

noun ab·nor·mal·i·ty \ ˌab-nər-ˈma-lə-tē , -(ˌ)nȯr- \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

Definition of abnormality

plural abnormalities
1 :something abnormal
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.

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Origin and Etymology of abnormality


ABNORMALITY Defined for English Language Learners

abnormality

noun

Definition of abnormality for English Language Learners

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


ABNORMALITY Defined for Kids

abnormality

noun ab·nor·mal·i·ty \ ˌab-nər-ˈma-lə-tē \

Definition of abnormality for Students

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

Medical Dictionary

abnormality

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

medical Definition of abnormality

plural abnormalities
1 :the quality or state of being abnormal
2 :something abnormal
  • brain-wave abnormalities


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