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abnormal

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Etymology

A replacement for the earlier anormal, from French anormal, Late Latin anormalus for Ancient Greek ἀνώμαλος (anōmalos), uneven, unequal).

Pronunciation

Adjective

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Positive
abnormal

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  1. Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the type; anomalous; irregular.
    The doctor said the chest X-ray showed nothing abnormal and that I’d be okay.
  2. Of or pertaining to behaviour that deviates from norms of social propriety or accepted standards of mental health.
    abnormal psychology
  3. (informal) Odd, strange.

Translations

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Noun

Singular
abnormal

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  1. A person or object that is not normal.

German

Adjective

abnormal (comparative abnormaler, superlative am abnormalsten)

  1. abnormal

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