ab|nor´mal|ness

ab|nor´mal|ness
ab|nor|mal «ab NR muhl», adjective.
1. not as it should be; very different from the ordinary conditions, the standard, or a type; unusual: »

an abnormal amount of rain. It is abnormal for a man to be eight feet tall.

SYNONYM(S): exceptional, aberrant. See syn. under irregular. (Cf. ↑irregular)
2. (of a person) badly adjusted.
[< ab-1 off + normal; influenced by French anormal and Latin abnormis; see etym. under abnormity (Cf.abnormity)]
ab|nor´mal|ness, noun.

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