Definitions

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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

Etymologies

abnormal +‎ -cy, by analogy with normalcy. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "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.

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  • But you can usually see reasons for their gender-identity abnormalcy in early environmental influences, either in home or out-of-home influences.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Do we need a "war council" to fight the HRCs? - Ezra Levant

  • 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.

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  • Other commuters steal quick glances at the pair, a vignette of abnormalcy to interrupt the routine commute home.

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  • So, the Smoking Man quickly takes action while Scully investigates Mulder's abnormalcy.

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  • OZ: We're also looking for some kind of normalcy, but we have become each other's abnormalcy, I'm afraid.

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  • 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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