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Noun: abnormality  ,ab-nu(r)'ma-li-tee or ,ab-nor'ma-li-tee
  1. An abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
    - abnormalcy [US]
  2. Retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
    - mental defectiveness
  3. Marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
    - freakishness
  4. Behaviour that breaches the rule, etiquette, custom or morality
    - irregularity

Derived forms: abnormalities

Type of: backwardness, mental retardation, misbehavior [US], misbehaviour [Brit, Cdn], misdeed, misdoing, physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state, retardation, slowness, strangeness, subnormality, unfamiliarity

Antonym: normality

Encyclopedia: Abnormality