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abnormity

Line breaks: ab|nor¦mity
Pronunciation: /abˈnɔːmɪti
 
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Definition of abnormity in English:

noun (plural abnormities)

1An abnormal feature, characteristic, or occurrence: tests for abnormities
More 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 abdomen
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  • 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.

Origin

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

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