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Less than normal; below the average.
Offensive One who is regarded as subnormal in some respect, such as in intelligence or coordination. No longer in clinical use.
sub′nor·mal′i·ty (-nôr-măl′ĭ-tē) n.
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|Noun||1.||subnormality - the state of being less than normal (especially with respect to intelligence)|
|2.||subnormality - lack of normal development of intellectual capacities|
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
mental defectiveness, abnormality - retardation sufficient to fall outside the normal range of intelligence
imbecility - retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot
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