normalcy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

normal +‎ -cy

PronunciationEdit

nôr"məl-sē

NounEdit

normalcy (plural normalcies)

  1. (US) The state of being normal; the fact of being normal; normality.
    • c.1998: Jeffery Veen, The Art & Science of Web Design
      Designers can create normalcy out of chaos; they can clearly communicate ideas through the organizing and manipulating of words and pictures.

Usage notesEdit

Although sometimes used, normalcy is less common than normality in American English. It is very rarely used in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. It is frequent in India, however.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Dictionary.com
  • Merriam-Webster Online

See alsoEdit

Last modified on 17 April 2014, at 00:29