Definition of abnormal in English:

abnormal

Line breaks: ab|nor¦mal
Pronunciation: /əbˈnɔːm(ə)l
 
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adjective

Derivatives

abnormally

adverb
More example sentences
  • When they function abnormally it appears to help cancer cells to grow.
  • Drought is a prolonged, abnormally dry period when there is not enough water to meet normal or expected needs.
  • These are people who are abnormally short for their age and have body weights below what is consistent with health.

Origin

mid 19th century: alteration (by association with Latin abnormis 'monstrous') of 16th-century anormal, from French, variant of anomal, via Latin from Greek anōmalos (see anomalous).

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