abnormality

noun

ab·​nor·​mal·​i·​ty ˌab-nər-ˈma-lə-tē How to pronounce abnormality (audio)
-(ˌ)nȯr-
plural abnormalities
1
: something abnormal
2
: the quality or state of being abnormal

Examples of abnormality in a Sentence

The test results showed several genetic abnormalities. There was some abnormality in his vision.
Recent Examples on the Web Climate change is a big driver of that abnormality. Joel Mathis, theweek, 5 July 2024 While these abnormalities generally result in no symptoms, they have been linked to rare but serious issues in some patients like brain function issues and seizures. Alexander Tin, CBS News, 2 July 2024 Although ultrasound can identify many things, some abnormalities can't be detected through that form of imaging. Julie Marks, Verywell Health, 1 July 2024 Digital rectal exam: A healthcare provider will insert a gloved finger into the rectum to detect abnormalities. Dr. Roshini Raj, Health, 17 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for abnormality 

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Word History

Etymology

abnormal entry 1 + -ity

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of abnormality was in 1847

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Cite this Entry

“Abnormality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abnormality. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

abnormality

noun
ab·​nor·​mal·​i·​ty ˌab-nər-ˈmal-ət-ē How to pronounce abnormality (audio)
-(ˌ)nȯr-
plural abnormalities
1
: the state of being abnormal
2
: something abnormal

Medical Definition

abnormality

noun
ab·​nor·​mal·​i·​ty ˌab-nər-ˈmal-ət-ē, -(ˌ)nȯr- How to pronounce abnormality (audio)
plural abnormalities
1
: the quality or state of being abnormal
2
: something abnormal
brain-wave abnormalities

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