subnormal

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adjective sub·nor·mal \-ˈnȯr-məl\

Definition of subnormal

  1. 1 :  lower or smaller than normal

  2. 2 :  having less of something and especially of intelligence than is normal

subnormality

play \ˌsəb-nȯr-ˈma-lə-tē\ noun

subnormally

play \ˌsəb-ˈnȯr-mə-lē\ adverb

Examples of subnormal in a sentence

  1. subnormal levels of vitamin C

  2. people who are subnormal in insulin production

Origin and Etymology of subnormal

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1890


SUBNORMAL Defined for English Language Learners

subnormal

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adjective sub·nor·mal \-ˈnȯr-məl\

Definition of subnormal for English Language Learners

  • : lower or smaller than normal

  • : having less of something than is normal


Medical Dictionary

subnormal

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adjective sub·nor·mal \ˌsəb-ˈnȯr-məl\

Medical Definition of subnormal

  1. 1:  lower or smaller than normal <a subnormal temperature>

  2. 2:  having less of something and especially of intelligence than is normal

subnormality

\ˌsəb-nȯr-ˈmal-ət-ē\play noun plural

subnormalities



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