from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Normality.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun US The state of being normal; the fact of being normal; normality.

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

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


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normal +‎ -cy


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  • "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,, 30 July 2009.

    July 31, 2009

  • 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

  • seeing this word being used ... my brain goes... 'what.. what is this odd looking word?' and it tries to sound it out like I was in grade 2 with a phonics book... is it a hard C or a soft C ... the brain stumbles... sounds it out to a sound which is familiar, but the letters still look like they're in a strange unfamiliar pattern. It's been a long time, but normalcy is back.

    January 22, 2021