a subnormal person.
Geometry. that part of the x-axis of a curve cut off between the ordinate and a normal.
- sub·nor·mal·i·ty, noun
- abnormal, subnormal
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How to use subnormal in a sentence
If he can pass only the tests three years or more below his age, he is usually considered subnormal.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
The first record after the operation is usually subnormal, and in twelve hours it rises to normal or beyond.
The affected part is commonly more or less anæsthetic and of subnormal temperature.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
The chief cause of a subnormal temperature, in my opinion, is blocking of the body with too much food.The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28 | Various
Variations of temperature, both increased and subnormal, occur in children suffering from evident in-nutrition.Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
British Dictionary definitions for subnormal
less than the normal
having a low intelligence, esp having an IQ of less than 70
a subnormal person
- subnormality (ˌsʌbnɔːˈmælɪtɪ), noun
- subnormally, adverb
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