Meaning of “normally” in the English Dictionary

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"normally" in British English

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uk /ˈnɔː.mə.li/ us /ˈnɔːr.mə.li/

B2 If something happens normally, it happens in the usual or expected way:

Are the phones working normally again?

B1 mainly UK If you normally do something, you usually or regularly do it:

She doesn't normally arrive until ten.
Normally, I plan one or two days ahead.

More examples

  • The television was functioning normally until yesterday.
  • What time does he normally get home (from work)?
  • Children normally feel a lot of anxiety about their first day at school.
  • I wouldn't normally agree but I'll make an exception in this case.
  • These normally harmless substances combine to form a highly poisonous gas.

(Definition of “normally” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"normally" in American English

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us /ˈnɔr·mə·li/

usually or regularly:

She doesn’t normally stop working to have lunch.

(Definition of “normally” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"normally" in Business English

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uk /ˈnɔːməli/ us

usually, or in most cases:

The application normally takes about two weeks to process.

(Definition of “normally” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)