Subnormal meaning

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One who is regarded as subnormal in some respect, such as in intelligence or coordination.
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A subnormal person.
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Less than normal; below the average.
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Below the normal; less than normal, esp. in intelligence.
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Less than normal; below the average.
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(offensive) One who is regarded as subnormal in some respect, such as in intelligence or coordination. No longer in clinical use.
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Less than normal.

His intelligence was considered subnormal, but amazingly as a musician he was a genius.

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(computing theory) Denormal.
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(geometry) That part of the axis of a curved line which is intercepted between the ordinate and the normal.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of subnormal

  • sub- +"Ž normal

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