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Abnormal is a member of the word family normal, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the adjective abnormal

What does abnormal mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more abnormal / most abnormal

  1. not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm
  2. departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development
  3. much greater than the normal
    • examples: abnormal profits | abnormal ambition
    • similar: immoderate

Alternative definition of the adjective abnormal


  1. Not conforming to rule or system; deviating from the usual or normal type.
  2. Of or pertaining to behaviour that deviates from norms of social propriety or accepted standards of mental health.

Definition of the noun abnormal

What does abnormal mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abnormals

  1. A person or object that is not normal.


Abnormal is a Russian metal band.

  • albums: "Shifted the Shape", "Russian Maniaxxx"


  1. "Abnormal" is the eighth studio album by recording artist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, released in July 2008. Abnormal is Thal's first solo release as a member of Guns N' Roses.
  2. "Abnormal" is a musical album of Townes Van Zandt.
    • released in (20 years ago)
  3. "Abnormal" is a musical album of Abnoba.
    • released on (5 years ago)

Phrases with Abnormal

  1. Abnormal Leaflower
  2. abnormal psychology

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Abnormal

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Google previewMedical Terminology: A Programmed Systems Approach (2009)

by Jean Tannis Dennerll, Phyllis E. Davis

Abnormal is used as an ordinary English word. Abnormal means normal. ab- is a prefix that means* . Ab/errant uses the prefix ab - before ...

Google previewThe Lancet-clinic (1908)

Again consulting Gould, we find the word abnormal means not conformable with nature or with general rule. This definition poorly conveys the idea intended ; for whatever is, is natural, though it is not always found in its usual state. The word ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (2017)

by Amy Wenzel

converting into an abnormal misfolded form of the protein called the prion. The structure of the prionrelated protein (the normal form) is mostly alpha-helical. Its abbreviation, PrPC, consists of “Pr” for ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms, Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

referring to the perianth AitomaJosicyos Geatrj Cucurbitacear Origins From the Greek antmutios '□abnormal' and sikyos "wild cucumber, gourd." Anomaiostylus R.C. Foster lridaceae Origins: From the Greek anomaios "abnormal' and stylos "a ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Psychological Terms (1994)

by J. C. Banerjee

Aberrant: Abnormal Aberration: Deviation. In physics it means the effect at the various degrees of refraction of light particles of different wavelengths while penetrating and traversing a lens. In psychology it is used in a wider sense. By mental ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

Studies of self-aggressive macaques have found that self-injury and other abnormal acts were reduced by cyproterone acetate, which among other effects may decrease testosterone. The serotonin precursor, tryptophan, also reportedly ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sleep and Sleep Disorders (2010)

by Charles Pollak, Michael J. Thorpy, Jan Yager

abnormal swallowing syndrome, sleep-related Disorder that occurs during sleep in which there is aspiration of saliva that produces coughing and choking episodes, due to inadequately swallowed saliva that collects in the pharynx and ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

Ametropia due primarily to an abnormal length of the eye while the refractive power is approximately normal (Fig.

Refractive ametropias can be attributed to either an abnormal radius of curvature of the surfaces of the cornea, or the ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

abnormal (abnôr′mə1), adj departing from the norm, however defined; departing ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

dysgeusia n impaired or abnormal sense of taste. Impaired taste is associated with fluid deficits and poor oral/dental health. Changes during normal ageing diminish the sense of taste.

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Quotes about Abnormal

I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy. (Dirk Benedict)
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Scrabble value of A1B3N1O1R1M3A1L1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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