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- n. Alternative form of abnormality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an abnormal condition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
"A prolonged abnormalcy in Japan will certainly affect the material supplies in the Philippine electronics industry," said Ernie Santiago , president of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines.
But you can usually see reasons for their gender-identity abnormalcy in early environmental influences, either in home or out-of-home influences.
Until 2003, scientists knew that the principal distinction between the “normalcy” of a cell and the “abnormalcy” of a cancer cell lay in the accumulation of genetic mutations—ras, myc, Rb, neu, and so forth—that unleashed the hallmark behaviors of cancer cells.
And that starts with introducing the mass of Canadian voters to human rights commissions, and introducing them in a manner that demonstrates the abnormalcy of these commissions -- how they fly in the face of our instinctive Canadian notions of justice, fair play, freedoms, pluralism, etc.
I thought her use of the phrase "pre-crime" to describe the "likely to expose a person or persons to hatred" wording of section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act was brilliant -- it showed the abnormalcy of criminalizing something that might or might not happen in the future.
And there's really no way for me to say that honestly without admitting that my fear of abnormalcy and my desperate need to be seen as excelling intellectually required I see people unable to do so as different from me, less relatable, less valuable, less virtuous even.
Other commuters steal quick glances at the pair, a vignette of abnormalcy to interrupt the routine commute home.
So, the Smoking Man quickly takes action while Scully investigates Mulder's abnormalcy.
OZ: We're also looking for some kind of normalcy, but we have become each other's abnormalcy, I'm afraid.
My concept is, I think really that 62 that we might be out for a quarter or two is an abnormalcy.
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