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Definitions of normal

  1. something regarded as a normative example; " the convention of not naming the main character"; " violence is the rule not the exception"; " his formula for impressing visitors"
  2. ( geometry) forming a right angle
  3. conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; " serve wine at normal room temperature"; " normal diplomatic relations"; " normal working hours"; " normal word order"; " normal curiosity"; " the normal course of events"
  4. ( psychology) being approximately average or within certain limits in e. g. intelligence and development; " a perfectly normal child"; " of normal intelligence"; " the most normal person I've ever met"
  5. in accordance with scientific laws
  6. being approximately average or within certain limits in e. g. intelligence and development; " a perfectly normal child"; " of normal intelligence"; " the most normal person I've ever met"
  7. forming a right angle
  8. According to an established norm, rule, or principle; conformed to a type, standard, or regular form; performing the proper functions; not abnormal; regular; natural; analogical.
  9. According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal.
  10. Standard; original; exact; typical.
  11. Denoting certain hypothetical compounds, as acids from which the real acids are obtained by dehydration; thus, normal sulphuric acid and normal nitric acid are respectively S( OH) 6, and N( OH) 5.
  12. Denoting that series of hydrocarbons in which no carbon atom is united with more than two other carbon atoms; as, normal pentane, hexane, etc. Cf. Iso-.
  13. Any perpendicular.
  14. A straight line or plane drawn from any point of a curve or surface so as to be perpendicular to the curve or surface at that point.
  15. According to rule; perpendicular; regular; natural; as, a normal heartbeat; serving as a standard or model.
  16. Normally.
  17. 1. Typical, usual, healthy, according to the rule or standard. 2. In bacteriology, nonimmune, untreated; noting an animal, or the serum or substance contained therein of an animal which has not been experimentally immunized against any microorganism or its products.
  18. According to rule: regular: analogical: perpendicular.
  19. A perpendicular.
  20. Regular; analogical, serving as a standard.
  21. Conformed to a type or standard; typical; ordinary; regular.
  22. A usual or accepted rule or process.
  23. Average or mean value.
  24. According to norm or rule; regular; perpendicular.
  25. A perpendicular. Normal school, an institution for training teachers.
  26. According to established rule or law; obeying what is believed to be the natural law; perpendicular; natural form or structure; teaching first rules and principles; instructing in the art of teaching.
  27. The perpendicular to a curve at some particular point, being also the perpendicular to a tangent.
  28. Consistent with type or standard.
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Usage examples for normal

  1. We must shoe; we cannot shoe and leave a normal foot! – Diseases of the Horse's Foot by Harry Caulton Reeks
  2. That thing happened just two hours before it was time for the shift to change once again, and when normal work was back in progress in the Shed. – Space Platform by Murray Leinster
  3. I say two- perfectly- normal- people- But it has just happened! – The Firing Line by Robert W. Chambers
  4. Four was the normal number of eggs." – The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1 by Allan O. Hume
  5. Had Lorraine been in her normal condition, she could hardly have failed to notice that the " Hal" who came up in haste to ask this urgent question was not the " Hal" of a few months, a few weeks ago. – Winding Paths by Gertrude Page
  6. But it seemed suddenly to bring them back to the normal. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  7. Then the current of his life ran back into its normal channels, and he found himself talking with excited eagerness. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  8. Instead she felt quite normal. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  9. He told himself that he should have remembered that her present nervous condition could not be normal. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  10. But the flash passed and darkness again gathered about me, the normal darkness of those hateful days. – Lore of Proserpine by Maurice Hewlett
  11. When fall came, Sally went away to Normal School. – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins
  12. In times of crisis, whether in the affairs of the Cause or in one's own family, people naturally behave differently from under normal circumstances. – Unfolding Destiny by Shoghi Effendi
  13. The normal man demands to see where he is going. – The Church, the Schools and Evolution by J. E. (Judson Eber) Conant
  14. The development of the spiritual faculties is just as normal as is that of the intellectual. – The Life Radiant by Lilian Whiting
  15. Nothing gives greater satisfaction to the normal high school boy than to find an error in the text, the teacher's statements, or the map. – The Teaching of History by Ernest C. Hartwell
  16. Quite calm and normal? – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  17. It is not the natural and the normal life. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine
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