Definition of normally in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnôrməlē/


1 [sentence adverb] Under normal or usual conditions; as a rule: normally, it takes three or four years to complete the training
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  • The home grower is under less pressure and conditions are not normally as sterile.
  • Although uncomfortable and embarrassing, it is not normally a serious condition.
  • Patients with this condition are normally able to cope as long as there is free access to water.
2In a normal manner; in the usual way: try to breathe normally
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  • According to friends was behaving normally up to the day she disappeared.
  • Now, of course, they suspect he was carrying out the advice he had given to Steve, to behave normally.
  • There is a sense at the office party that most people can behave normally, as they stand around in little groups.
naturally, conventionally, ordinarily;
as usual, as normal
3 technical At right angles to a given line or surface.

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Syllabification: nor·mal·ly

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