sub normal

subnormal

[suhb-nawr-muhl]
adjective
1.
below the normal; less than or inferior to the normal: a subnormal amount of rain.
2.
being less than average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
noun
3.
a subnormal person.
4.
Geometry. that part of the x-axis of a curve cut off between the ordinate and a normal.

Origin:
1700–10; sub- + normal

subnormality, noun

abnormal, subnormal.
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subnormal (sʌbˈnɔːməl)
 
adj
1.  less than the normal
2.  having a low intelligence, esp having an IQ of less than 70
 
n
3.  a subnormal person
 
subnormality
 
n
 
sub'normally
 
adv

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