abnormality abnormality  /ˌæb nɔr ˈmæ lə ti/


  1. (n) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
  2. (n) retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
  3. (n) marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
  4. (n) behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality


  1. In 2006 and 2007, her daughter, now 5, had two additional CT scans, 6 months apart, for what doctors initially thought was a growth abnormality.
  2. The brain abnormality, he suggests, may constitute a biological stress that enhances the aggression.
  3. The second lasts two minutes and looks for any damage or abnormality.


  • Mom: Happy noises get New Bedford girl tossed

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — A New Bedford mom says she and her 5-year-old developmentally disabled daughter were thrown out of a Providence, R.I., theater during a performance of "Beauty and the Beast" because the little girl was making giggling and humming noises she makes when she's happy. Samantha Torres says her daughter, Nadia, suffers from a chromosome abnormality and can't speak.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Boston Herald


  1. Howland said the junior forward would play Thursday "barring any unforeseen abnormality on the MRI."
    on Mar 24, 2008 By: Ben Howland Source: SportingNews.com

  2. But that is normal politics in a normal society: it is what Tony Blair called "a small ambition to anyone who has not lived through the abnormality of a society living on the edge".
    on May 8, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: BBC News

  3. "I wasn't scared about the abnormality," Fischer said at the time. "But I was scared about not playing hockey again. That was a shock for me."
    on Nov 21, 2005 By: Jiri Fischer Source: ESPN

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