ETYM French anormal, Late Lat. anormalus for anomalus. Confused with Latin abnormis. Related to Anomalous, Abnormous, Anormal.
1. Not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm.
2. Much greater than the normal.
3. (Psychology) Departing from the normal, e.g. in intelligence and development.
ETYM Latin anomalus, Greek, uneven, irregular; an priv. + homalos even, homo same. Related to Same, Abnormal.
Deviating from the general or common order or type.
Self-contradictory; abnormal; out of harmony; irregular.
ETYM Latin artificialis, from artificium: cf. French artificiel. Related to Artifice.
1. Artificially formal; SYN. contrived, stilted.
2. Contrived by art rather than nature; SYN. unreal.
3. Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.