- a subnormal person.
- Geometry. that part of the x-axis of a curve cut off between the ordinate and a normal.
Origin of subnormal
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Examples from the Web for subnormal
There is also much loose talk about the subnormal brutes in our penitentiaries.Hidden from the Prudent
(a) In acute infectious diseases the number is subnormal or normal.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
But DeeDee was too subnormal to react even to a Disraeli-matrix.The Ego Machine
Furthermore, the insane and subnormal are influenced by punishment and fear.Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
Page 9: "Subnormal" sic; Byond amended to Beyond; opening quote marks added to "supernormal"Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers
- less than the normal
- having a low intelligence, esp having an IQ of less than 70
- a subnormal person
Word Origin and History for subnormal
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