Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Normality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being normal; the fact of being normal; normality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality, state, or fact of being normal; the normal situation or condition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In geometry, the state or fact of being normal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
  • n. expectedness as a consequence of being usual or regular or common

Etymologies

normal +‎ -cy (Wiktionary)

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  • This word kind of bugs me, but also makes me think of Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge. Which is kind of pathetic on my part, since it was Warren Harding's thing.

    July 31, 2009

  • "The opposition's resilience has clearly taken Ahmadinejad and Khamenei by surprise. At a minimum, the opposition has deprived Ahmadinejad of any sense of normalcy, forcing him to devote several hours a day to address the election dispute instead of advancing his own political agenda."
    - Trita Parsi, Make Them Wait, truthout.org, 30 July 2009.

    July 31, 2009