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abnormity Line breaks: ab|nor¦mity
Pronunciation: /abˈnɔːmɪti/

Definition of abnormity in English:

noun (plural abnormities)

1An abnormal feature, characteristic, or occurrence: tests for abnormities
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  • Smear tests will still be used to test for abnormities after the HPV vaccine is introduced.
  • Are these feathers legitimate, or is the whole thing an abnormity?
  • Two techniques are regularly used in screening assessment to establish the nature of a confirmed abnormity.
1.1 [mass noun] The quality or state of being abnormal: abnormity of the abdomen
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  • Criminal manifestations appear to him to be largely due to physical abnormity or disease.
  • On reviewing the epoch-making events of the eighteenth century, we find a condition of affairs startling in its abnormity.
  • Women's involvement in war and violence has often been perceived in terms of deviance and abnormity.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from late Latin abnormitas, from abnormis 'monstrous', from ab- 'away, from' + norma (see norm).

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