Definition of abnormality in English:


Line breaks: ab|nor¦mal|ity
Pronunciation: /abnɔːˈmalɪti
, -nəˈmalɪti/

noun (plural abnormalities)

1An abnormal feature, characteristic, or occurrence: babies with congenital abnormalities
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  • This is because scientists look for abnormalities in chromosomes but cannot find any in these patients.
  • These abnormalities are caused by defects in the genes that tell the cells how to make collagen.
  • Some experts also say that cleft lip and palate may be a marker for a multitude of severe congenital abnormalities.
malformation, deformity, irregularity, flaw;
oddity, peculiarity, deviation, aberration, divergence, anomaly, idiosyncrasy, singularity, rarity
1.1 [mass noun] The quality or state of being abnormal: miscarriage can be caused by fetal abnormality
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  • There are other ‘grey areas’ where the legality of abortion for fetal abnormality could be questioned.
  • It puts the case for late abortion and abortion for fetal abnormality, and refutes the claim that abortion is a threat to women's mental and physical health.
  • Questions on mental abnormality are quite common in examinations.

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