abnormal abnormal  /æb ˈnɔr məl/


  1. (adj) not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
  2. (adj) departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
  3. (adj) much greater than the normal



  1. The health-promoting effects of EPA and DHA have little or nothing to do with preventing abnormal cardiac rhythms.
  2. But destroy the tumor at its source, and the abnormal cells can't survive.
  3. He moved to Zurich, where he attended Carl Jung's lectures, and then to Paris to study logic and abnormal psychology.


  1. Ouch! New Survey Suggests Dangers, High Heels

    Suffering in the name of fashion is nothing abnormal for some women- but it could be doing more harm than you think!
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX 29 Philadelphia

  2. The New Abnormal In Movies: Why Charm Is Dead, Sequels, Reboots, And Marketing Moguls Rule (And The One Bright Spot)

    Film and TV producer Lynda Obst explains what went so terribly wrong with movies in her new book, Sleepless in Hollywood. Here, she outlines four big reasons for the sea of warmed-over sameness that is studio filmmaking (and one reason the creatively driven film might survive). In her new book, Sleepless in Hollywood: Tales From the New Abnormal in the Movie Business, movie producer Lynda Obst ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  3. Abnormal Heartbeat Condition Linked to Cognitive Decline

    An abnormal heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, is associated with faster cognitive decline, according to new research from a University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health scientist.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Kansas City InfoZine


  1. Despite the bank's losses, which Bouton called "enormous and abnormal," he insisted Societe Generale's viability was not at risk.
    on Jan 26, 2008 By: Daniel Bouton Source: Forbes

  2. "I've played with Tiger in two Masters," said Baddeley, who also played with him in 2000. "It's not abnormal to play with Tiger in the majors. Tiger is the best player in the world, but I feel like I'm playing nicely."
    on Jun 16, 2007 By: Aaron Baddeley Source: Toronto Star

  3. "We must do our best to fix this abnormal lack of stock," Nintendo President Satoru Iwata told reporters. "We have not been able to properly foresee demand."
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Satoru Iwata Source: International Herald Tribune

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