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Definition of the noun subnormality

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noun - plural: subnormalities

  1. the state of being less than normal (especially with respect to intelligence)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: abnormalcy / abnormality = an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
  2. lack of normal development of intellectual capacities

Alternative definition of the noun subnormality


  1. The state or condition of being subnormal.


Subnormality is a satirical and often absurdist webcomic by a cartoonist who uses the pseudonym Winston Rowntree. Rowntree is a former resident of Regina, Saskatchewan who now lives in Toronto, Ontario. The strip appears at Rowntree's own website and occasionally at Cracked, where Rowntree also publishes the related webcomic Abnormality.

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Google previewA Course in the Theory of Groups (2012)

by Derek Robinson

Subnormal Subgroups Although subnormality is a very natural generalization of normality, it received no attention from group...

Google previewReport of Joint Committee on Administrative Reorganization (1921)

With Surveys of State Administration Agencies by Ohio. General Assembly. Joint Committee on Administrative Reorganization, Frank E. Whittemore

The first state that wins the support of its public for the unsexing of persons whose subnormality is a constant menace and a financial burden will benefit in several ways : It will greatly reduce the cost of maintaining the subnormal in or out of ...

Google previewSylow Theory, Formations, and Fitting Classes in Locally Finite Groups (1994)

by Martyn Russell Dixon

Groups with min-n or min-sn Since subnormality is a transitive property, the class of groups with min-sn is closed under taking subnormal subgroups (so called Sn- closure). However, the locally finite simple group discussed in 1.4.12, the ...

Google previewA Concise Encyclopaedia of Psychiatry (2012)

by D. Leigh, C.M. Pare, J. Marks

Mental mechanisms SEE Defence mechanisms Mental retardation sEE Mental subnormality. Mental subnormality 237 Mental subnormality (deficiency, retardation, amentia) The ...

Google previewDictionary of Psychiatry (2012)

Severe subnormality meansastate ofarrestedor incomplete development of mind, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Constitution (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Moderate mental retardation Imbecile IQ 35-39 — Moderate mental subnormality (ii) Severe mental retardation IQ 20-34 — Severe mental subnormality (iii) Profound mental retardation ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2009)

by John Scott, Gordon Marshall

mental subnormality distinction between mental illness and physical illness is itself highly problematic. It is most obviously made in terms of manifest pathology, but is often not clear-cut, with many illnesses having mental and physical ...

Google previewDictionary of Medicine (2014)

by P.H. Collin

the atria idiot noun person suffering from severe mental subnormality; idiot savant = person with mental subnormality who also possesses a single particular mental ability (such as the ability to play music by ear, to draw remembered objects, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)

by Craig J. Forsyth, Heith Copes

Although many terms have been employed to describe what we now refer to as MR/ID (including cretin, idiocy, moron, feeblemindedness, imbecile, mental deficiency, mental disability, mental handicap, and mental subnormality), two 432 ...

Google previewDictionary of Biological Psychology (2003)

by Philip Winn

Earlier terms which have been discarded as inaccurate or offensive include MENTAL HANDICAP and MENTAL SUBNORMALITY. The term LEARNING DIFFICULTY is also used in the UK although there is danger of confusion because there ...

Google previewBlack's Student Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Harvey Marcovitch

It is especially liable to occur when persons suffering from epilepsy, mental subnormality, or concussion consume alcoholic liquors. It may also occur following the taking of barbiturates or PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS. There are, however, other ...

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Scrabble value of S1U1B3N1O1R1M3A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 12-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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