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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 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 previewEncyclopedia of Food and Health (2015)

diarrhea, abdominal pain, pancreatitis, abnormal liver function Aciclovir Antiviral Nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, abnormal liver function Atazanavir PI Nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, hyperbilirubinemia Atripla (tenofovir, emtricitabine, ...

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 ...

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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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