noun (plural abnormities)
- 1An abnormal feature, characteristic, or occurrence: tests for abnormitiesMore example sentences
- Let us consider it carefully before we lay before the world what might prove a structural and aesthetic abnormity.
- The asparagus or sweet potato stem occasionally broadens out into a ribbon, and it passes as 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 abdomenMore example sentences
- The first question asks us to decide what type of mind is a potential criminal, or what degree of abnormity a man must have to be a criminal.
- The same author speaks of the nails frequently showing evidences of abnormity in connection with either absence or superabundance of hair.
- Women's involvement in war and violence has often been perceived in terms of deviance and abnormity.
mid 18th century: from late Latin abnormitas, from abnormis 'monstrous', from ab- 'away, from' + norma (see norm).