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Definition of the noun abnormality

What does abnormality mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: abnormalities

  1. an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
  2. retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
  3. marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
  4. behavior that breaches the rule or etiquette or custom or morality

Alternative definition of the noun abnormality


  1. The state or quality of being abnormal; variation; irregularity
  2. Something abnormal.


Abnormality is a musical group.

  • genre: Heavy metal
  • albums: "Abnormality", "Contaminating the Hive Mind", "The Collective Calm in Mortal Oblivion"


  1. "Abnormality" is a musical single of Black Lung.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  2. "Abnormality" is a musical EP of Abnormality.
    • released in (9 years ago)


Abnormality, in the vivid sense of something deviating from the normal or differing from the typical, is a subjectively defined behavioral characteristic, assigned to those with rare or dysfunctional conditions. Behavior is considered abnormal when it is atypical, out of the ordinary, causes some kind of impairment, or consists of undesirable behavior. who is normal or abnormal is a contentious issue in abnormal psychology.

  • also known as 異常行為

Phrases with Abnormality

  1. mental abnormality
  2. genetic abnormality
  3. chrosomal abnormality
  4. congenital abnormality

Printed books with definitions for Abnormality

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Google previewA Psychological Approach to Ethical Reality (2000)

by K. Hillner

A good analogy for the traditional conception of abnormality is that of physical disease or biological defect. Either one of these is an absolute ...

Google previewLiver Disorders in Childhood (2013)

by Alex P. Mowat

The principal abnormality is a severe self-limiting disturbance of hepatic mitochondrial structure with decreased...

The second abnormality is an acute intense catabolic state which aggravates the mitochondrial dysfunction and its sequelae.

Google previewEndocrinology (2012)

by I. Hart, R.W. Newton

Laboratory The striking abnormality is that the plasma alkaline phosphatase is greatly increased. The plasma calcium is...

Radiology In early Paget's disease the characteristic abnormality is an area of osteolysis. In the skull such areas are ...

Google previewPaediatric Cardiology (2009)

Expert Consult - Online and Print by Robert H. Anderson, Edward J. Baker, Andrew Redington, Michael L. Rigby, Daniel Penny, Gil Wernovsky

the early stages,195 marked abnormality is the rule. the heart is usually normal in size or slightly enlarged, with prominence of the pulmonary trunk. the lungs show a reticular appearance or ground-glass opacification, with or without kerley b ...

Google previewMind (1907)

by George Frederick Stout, George Edward Moore

mental abnormality is any deviation of ...

Google previewEssential Medical Genetics (2011)

by Edward S. Tobias, Michael Connor, Malcolm Ferguson-Smith

The underlying cellular abnormality is a defective chloride ion channel, which leads to an increased thickness of secretions, for instance in the respiratory tract and exocrine pancreas.

Google previewRenal Stone Disease (2012)

Pathogenesis, Prevention, and Treatment by Charles Y.C. Pak

Lastly the term “idiopathic uric acid lithiasis” has been used to describe uric acid stone formation in normouricemic and normouricosuric patients in whom the only demonstrable abnormality is a persistently acid urine [108, 146,147]. Just as in ...

Google previewIntroduction to Clinical Nutrition, Second Edition (2003)

by Vishwanath Sardesai

Although the deficiency syndrome has not been seen in humans, these compounds have been used clinically in the treatment of diseases in which vascular abnormality is a factor; however, there is no evidence for a requirement of flavonoids ...

Google previewThe Platelet and its Disorders (2012)

by B.G. Firkin

A particularly common chromosome abnormality is a 21, 8 translocation. One variety is associated ...

Google previewEpilepsy (2016)

The Intersection of Neurosciences, Biology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics by Ivan Osorio, Hitten P. Zaveri, Mark G. Frei, Susan Arthurs

The puzzle arises because the ion channel abnormality is a fixed ...

Google previewIllustrated Textbook of Paediatrics (2011)

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access by Tom Lissauer, Graham Clayden

and no HbA is present • in β-thalassaemia major – only HbF is present • in β- thalassaemia trait – the main abnormality is an increased level of HbA2 • in α- thalassaemia trait – Hb HPLC is normal Figure 22.4 Diagnostic approach to anaemia.

Google previewManual of Gynecologic Surgery (2012)

by Byron Masterson

A common hymeneal abnormality is a simple strand connecting.

Google previewPediatric Rheumatology for the Practitioner (2013)

by J. C. Jacobs

Laboratory studies are not helpful in RP, the only consistent abnormality is an elevated ESR. However, laboratory studies are obtained ...

Google previewHigh Risk Pregnancy (2010)

Management Options - Expert Consult by David K. James, Philip J. Steer, Carl P. Weiner, Bernard Gonik

Such information should be included in genetic counseling, especially when termination for fetal abnormality is an issue. Further, screening strategies in the first trimester are cost-effective compared with the use of second-trimester ...

Google previewBrain Tumors (1999)

by Harry S. Greenberg, William F. Chandler, Howard M. Sandler

5–9 No one chromosomal abnormality is the cause of, ...

Google previewPsycho-Oncology (2015)

by Jimmie C. Holland, William S. Breitbart, Paul B. Jacobsen, Matthew J. Loscalzo, Ruth McCorkle, Phyllis N. Butow

abnormality identified with a southern blot analysis and/or florescence in situ hybridization; i12p abnormality is a chromosomal aberration associated with germ cell tumors.

Google previewFever (2004)

by Linda Dominique Grosvenor

"The only abnormality is the incapacity to love." — Anals ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ...

Google previewRetina (2012)

by Stephen J. Ryan, Andrew P. Schachat, Charles P. Wilkinson, David R. Hinton, SriniVas R. Sadda, Peter Wiedemann

Selectively abnormal oscillatory potentials An OP abnormality means either reduction of amplitude or delay of implicit time, or both.

Google previewMultimodality Imaging in Cardiovascular Medicine (2010)

by Christopher M. Kramer, MD

SUSPECTED ACSS Echocardiography As mentioned above, 2D echocardiography detects a new ACS based on the relationship between MBF and regional WT—a new regional wall motion abnormality is an early manifestation of ischemia ...

Google previewDiseases of the Colon, Rectum and Anus (2013)

Tutorials in Postgraduate Medicine by Basil C. Morson

PATHOLOGY The muscle abnormality is the most consistent and striking abnormality in diverticular disease. The taeniae coli appear thick, assuming an almost cartilaginous consistency. The circular muscle is thick and has a corrugated or ...

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Blackbird with leucism abnormality

Not a great photo but saw this blackbird and wondered what the white feathers were about. quick look on the BTO website suggests it might be leucism.

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Quotes about Abnormality

Trying to be normal is the greatest abnormality in the world. (Becky Alunan)
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Scrabble value of A1B3N1O1R1M3A1L1I1T1Y4

The value of this 11-letter word is 18 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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