Origin of abnormality
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anomaly, aberration, peculiarity, oddity, idiosyncrasy.
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Examples from the Web for abnormality
It is a brief text with philosophical leanings that revolves around the notions of normality and abnormality in human nature.Living Black & Gay in the ’50s
December 3, 2014
A post mortem examination revealed that there were no obvious signs of abnormality in Miss Moss' body.British Mother ‘Poisoned’ To Death By Pot
January 31, 2014
I have an abnormality in the circuits for language output, and sure enough, as a child I had trouble getting language out.Temple Grandin: My Big Idea
Temple Grandin, Richard Panek
May 3, 2013
But apparently there was just an “‘abnormality’ in the system.”15 Best Moments of the 2013 Super Bowl (VIDEO)
February 4, 2013
Should a criminal be held responsible for his crime when a brain scan can demonstrate some abnormality in his neural circuitry?'Free Will Debate: Who’s in Charge?' by Michael Gazzaniga (review)
November 19, 2011
Or was it merely the usual aversion to being identified with abnormality?
Some abnormality is so terrifying that it seals the loosest lips.
Almost any deformity or abnormality these days is called mutantism.The Status Civilization
I was in a world to myself, and the abnormality of it brought a mental shock.Wandl the Invader
Raymond King Cummings
I thought the child was a freak, an abnormality; and such things disgust me.The Wonder
J. D. Beresford
- an abnormal feature, event, etc
- a physical malformation; deformity
- deviation from the typical or usual; irregularity
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Word Origin and History for abnormality
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An anomaly, malformation, or difference from the normal.
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