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abnormal

[ab-nawr-muh l] /æbˈnɔr məl/
adjective
1.
not normal, average, typical, or usual; deviating from a standard:
abnormal powers of concentration; an abnormal amount of snow; abnormal behavior.
2.
extremely or excessively large:
abnormal profit.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; ab- + normal; replacing anormal < Medieval Latin anōrmālus, variant of anōmālus anomalous influenced by Latin norma norm
Related forms
abnormally, adverb
abnormalness, noun
superabnormal, adjective
superabnormally, adverb
Can be confused
abnormal, subnormal.
Synonyms
1. anomalous, aberrant, irregular, deviant, unnatural, odd. See irregular.
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abnormal

/æbˈnɔːməl/
adjective
1.
not normal; deviating from the usual or typical; extraordinary
2.
(informal) odd in behaviour or appearance; strange
Derived Forms
abnormally, adverb
Word Origin
C19: ab-1 + normal, replacing earlier anormal from Medieval Latin anormalus, a blend of Late Latin anōmalusanomalous + Latin abnormis departing from a rule
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abnormal
1835, replaced older anormal and abnormous (1742) under influence of L. abnormis "deviating from a rule," from ab- "off, away from" + norma "rule" (see norm). The older forms were via O.Fr. anormal (13c.), from M.L. anormalos, from Gk. anomalos, from an- "not" + homalos, from homos "same." The Gk. word was altered in Latin by association with norma.
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