abnormalcy

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

abnormal +‎ -cy, by analogy with normalcy.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

abnormalcy (plural abnormalcies)

  1. Alternative form 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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