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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

abnormal +‎ -cy, by analogy with normalcy.

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) IPA(key): /æbˈnɔɹ.ml̩.si/, /əbˈnɔɹ.ml̩.si/

NounEdit

abnormalcy (countable and uncountable, plural abnormalcies)

  1. Synonym of abnormality
    • 2009, Jarrett Leplin, A Theory of Epistemic Justification, page 29:
      Both the abnormalcy of the conditions and the subject's insensitivity to their abnormalcy are understandable.
    • 1922, G.K. Chesterton, What I Saw In America[1]:
      [] Capitalism was not a normalcy but an abnormalcy.

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