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abnormality (ab" nor MAL it tee) (s) (noun), abnormalities (pl)
A flaw, malformation, or deformity of something: A clubfoot is an abnormality that can sometimes be corrected with surgery.
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abnormality (s) (noun), abnormalities (pl)
1. The state or condition of not being typical or usual; an irregularity: Charles had a slight abnormality on his foot which the doctor was treating.

A clubfoot is an abnormality that can be surgically corrected or improved.

2. A feature or characteristic that is not usual or typical; especially, something that is worrying or which shows there may be something wrong or harmful: The dictionary lists several abnormalities which can be considered mental health issues.
3. A difference in intelligence that falls outside the typical range of intelligence: Greg's school is providing special classes for students with abnormalities who need special educational procedures.
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