WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2014
nor•mal /ˈnɔrməl/USA pronunciation adj.  conforming to or agreeing with the standard or the common type;
usual;
regular;
natural:a normal height for his age.

    nearly average in one's mental or emotional state; rational;
    sane.

n. [uncountable] the normal form or state:Things returned to normal after the war.See -norm-.

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normal /ˈnɔːməl/ adj
  1. usual; regular; common; typical: the normal way of doing it, the normal level
  2. constituting a standard: if we take this as normal
  3. being within certain limits of intelligence, educational success or ability, etc
  4. conforming to the conventions of one's group
  5. (of laboratory animals) maintained in a natural state for purposes of comparison with animals treated with drugs, etc
  6. (of a solution) containing a number of grams equal to the equivalent weight of the solute in each litre of solvent
    Symbol: N
  7. denoting a straight-chain hydrocarbon: a normal alkane. Prefix: n-, e.g. n-octane
  8. another word for perpendicular
n
  1. the usual, average, or typical state, degree, form, etc
  2. anything that is normal
  3. a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane or to the tangent of a curved line or plane at the point of contact
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin normālis conforming to the carpenter's square, from norma norm

normality /nɔːˈmælɪtɪ/, esp US ˈnormalcy n



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