Abnormality  

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Abnormality refers to the state or quality of being abnormal, a variation, an irregularity

It is a subjectively defined characteristic, assigned to those with rare or dysfunctional conditions. Defining who is normal or abnormal is a contentious issue in abnormal psychology.

Abnormality litterally refers to any deviation from the normal, the noun form of the adjective abnormal. More specifically, this could mean:

Etymology

A replacement for the earlier anormal French anormal, Late Latin anormalus for anomalus, Greek. Confused with Latin abnormis. See anomalous.


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