Definition of normality in English:

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Pronunciation: /nôrˈmalədē/
(also normalcy /ˈnôrməlsē/)


The condition of being normal; the state of being usual, typical, or expected: let’s try to get some normality back in our lives
More example sentences
  • Perhaps some kind of semblance of normality can now return.
  • The election is viewed as a first step toward its return to stability, normalcy and democracy, according to the officials.
  • There can be periods of high political tension but then normalcy returns.
normalcy, business as usual, the daily round;
routine, order, regularity


Normalcy has been criticized as an uneducated alternative to normality, but actually is a common American usage and can be taken as standard: we are anticipating a return to normalcy.

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Syllabification: nor·mal·i·ty

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