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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abnormal  \Ab*nor"mal\,  a.  [For  earlier  anormal.F.  anormal,  LL 
  anormalus  for  anomalus,  Gr  ?.  Confused  with  L.  abnormis  See 
  {Anomalous},  {Abnormous},  {Anormal}.] 
  Not  conformed  to  rule  or  system;  deviating  from  the  type 
  anomalous;  irregular.  ``That  deviating  from  the  type 
  anomalous;  irregular.  ''  --Froude. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  abnormal 
  adj  1:  not  normal;  not  typical  or  usual  or  regular  or  conforming  to 
  a  norm;  "abnormal  powers  of  concentration";  "abnormal 
  amounts  of  rain";  "abnormal  circumstances";  "an 
  abnormal  interest  in  food"  [ant:  {normal}] 
  2:  (psychology)  departing  from  the  normal  in  e.g.  intelligence 
  and  development;  "they  were  heartbroken  when  they  learned 
  their  child  was  abnormal";  "an  abnormal  personality"  [ant: 
  {normal}] 
  3:  much  greater  than  the  normal;  "abnormal  profits";  "abnormal 
  ambition" 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ABNORMAL,  adj  Not  conforming  to  standard.  In  matters  of  thought  and 
  conduct,  to  be  independent  is  to  be  abnormal,  to  be  abnormal  is  to  be 
  detested.  Wherefore  the  lexicographer  adviseth  a  striving  toward  the 
  straiter  [sic]  resemblance  of  the  Average  Man  than  he  hath  to  himself. 
  Whoso  attaineth  thereto  shall  have  peace,  the  prospect  of  death  and 
  the  hope  of  Hell. 
 
 




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