Definitions

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  • noun an abnormal condition.

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  • noun Alternative form of abnormality.

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  • noun an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

Etymologies

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abnormal +‎ -cy, by analogy with normalcy.

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.

    Worries Rise Over Disrupted Supplies

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

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Criminal Charges Against Anti-Homosexuality Street Preacher Dropped in England

  • 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.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Criminal Charges Against Anti-Homosexuality Street Preacher Dropped in England

  • 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.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • 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.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • 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.

    Ezra Levant: May 2008 Archives

  • 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

  • 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.

    Ezra Levant: April 2008 Archives

  • 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.

    How will we know when we've won? - Ezra Levant

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