abnormality

Part of speech: noun

Irregularity; something abnormal.

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Usage examples "abnormality":

  1. Just as Hypnotism, through the very dramatic abnormality of it, in altering the sensitiveness of those physical tracts from which attention is withdrawn or in producing physical effects through suggestive focusing, has helped us to understand the part which attention plays in the flux of physical states, so our later studies of the subconscious help us here. - "Modern Religious Cults and Movements", Gaius Glenn Atkins.
  2. Not infrequently the fundamental reason for habitual miscarriage lies in some anatomical abnormality which a surgical operation alone can correct. - "The Prospective Mother A Handbook for Women During Pregnancy", J. Morris Slemons.
  3. Honey Smith developed an abnormality equal to Ralph Addington's, but in the opposite direction. - "Angel Island", Inez Haynes Gillmore.