Below the normal standard of some quality.

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sub·nor·mal .səb-'nȯr-məl adj
1) lower or smaller than normal <a \subnormal temperature>
2) having less of something and esp. of intelligence than is normal
sub·nor·mal·i·ty .səb-nȯr-'mal-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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sub·nor·mal (səb-norґməl) below or less than normal; characterized by qualities, such as intelligence, lower than the level usually observed.

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  • subnormal — adjetivo,sustantivo masculino y femenino 1. [Persona] que padece una discapacidad psíquica de carácter patológico: subnormal profundo. Tengo un hijo subnormal …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • subnormal — adj. med. Dícese del sujeto que presenta una debilidad mental acentuada y cuya inteligencia es superior a la de un niño de 12 años pero inferior a la de un adulto normal. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • subnormal — [subnôr′məl] adj. below the normal; less than normal, esp. in intelligence n. a subnormal person subnormality [sub΄nôrmal′ə tē] n. subnormally adv …   English World dictionary

  • Subnormal — Sub*nor mal, n. (Geom.) That part of the axis of a curved line which is intercepted between the ordinate and the normal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subnormal — subnormal, ale, aux [sybnɔʀmal, o] adj. ÉTYM. 1926; de sub , et normal. ❖ ♦ Didact. Qui est au dessous de la normale, de l état normal. ⇒ Anormal …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • subnormal — (adj.) 1890, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + NORMAL (Cf. normal). The noun is from 1710 in geometry; 1916, of persons …   Etymology dictionary

  • subnormal — adj. Dicho de una persona: Que tiene una capacidad intelectual notablemente inferior a lo normal. U. t. c. s.) …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • subnormal — [[t]sʌ̱bnɔ͟ː(r)m(ə)l[/t]] also sub normal ADJ If someone is subnormal, they have less ability or intelligence than a normal person of their age. [OLD FASHIONED] ...educationally subnormal children. N PLURAL: the N The subnormal are people who are …   English dictionary

  • subnormal — subnormality, n. /sub nawr meuhl/, adj. 1. below the normal; less than or inferior to the normal: a subnormal amount of rain. 2. being less than average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. n. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • subnormal — adjective a) Less than normal. His intelligence was considered subnormal, but amazingly as a musician he was a genius. b) denormal Subnormal numbers cannot be normalized because this would result in an exponent that does not fit into the exponent …   Wiktionary

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