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abnormality

[ab-nawr-mal-i-tee] /ˌæb nɔrˈmæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural abnormalities.
1.
an abnormal condition, state, or quality; irregularity; deviation.
2.
an abnormal thing or event.
Also, abnormalcy.
Origin of abnormality
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; abnormal + -ity
Synonyms
anomaly, aberration, peculiarity, oddity, idiosyncrasy.
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abnormality

/ˌæbnɔːˈmælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
an abnormal feature, event, etc
2.
a physical malformation; deformity
3.
deviation from the typical or usual; irregularity
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Word Origin and History for abnormality
n.

"quality of being abnormal," 1854; "abnormal feature or quality," 1859, from abnormal + -ity. Earlier as abnormity (1731).

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abnormality in Medicine

abnormality ab·nor·mal·i·ty (āb'nôr-māl'ĭ-tē)
n.
An anomaly, malformation, or difference from the normal.

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