WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
nor•mal /ˈnɔrməl/USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. conforming to or agreeing with the standard or the common type;
    natural:a normal height for his age.
    • nearly average in one's mental or emotional state; rational;

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
    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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