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new normal

[ noo-nawr-muhl, nyoo ]
/ ˈnu ˈnɔr məl, ˈnyu /
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noun

a current situation, social custom, etc., that is different from what has been experienced or done before but is expected to become usual or typical: We are facing a new normal that includes raging forest fires and prolonged drought.

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Origin of new normal

First recorded in 1920–25
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