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nôrməl
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Normal is defined as the usual or the average.

An example of normal is the general amount of goods that a company makes each year.

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(category theory) (Of a category) In which every monomorphism is normal.
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Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical.

Normal room temperature; one's normal weight; normal diplomatic relations.

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Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
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(probability theory, statistics) (Of a distribution) Which has a very specific bell curve shape.
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The usual, expected, or standard state, form, amount, or degree.

Temperatures have been above normal for this time of year.

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A perpendicular, especially a perpendicular to a line tangent to a plane curve or to a plane tangent to a space curve.
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A town of central Illinois near Bloomington. It is the seat of Illinois State University, founded as a normal school in 1857.
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Conforming with or constituting an accepted standard, model, or pattern; esp., corresponding to the median or average of a large group in type, appearance, achievement, function, development, etc.; natural; usual; standard; regular.
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Occurring naturally.

Normal immunity.

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Perpendicular; at right angles.
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Anything normal.
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The usual state, amount, degree, etc.; esp., the median or average.
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A perpendicular; esp., a perpendicular to a line tangent to a curve, at its point of tangency.
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Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
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Occurring naturally and not because of disease, inoculation, or any experimental treatment. Used of immunity.
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Relating to or being a solution having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution.
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Relating to or characterized by average intelligence or development.
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The usual or expected state, form, amount, or degree.
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Conforming to an accepted, usual, or typical form, model, or pattern.
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In geometry and mathematics, the transverse or perpendicular, i.e., a right angle, which is 90 degrees from a plane or surface. Frankly, this seems decidedly abnormal to me, as I have known a lot of people who seemed to be at right angles compared to normalcy. See also counterintuitive, critical angle, out-of-phase, and total internal reflection.
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According to norms or rules.

Organize the data into third normal form.

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Usual; ordinary.

Felicia baked the bread the normal way.

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Healthy; not sick or ill.

John is feeling normal again.

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Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.

My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.

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(chemistry) Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.
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(organic chemistry) Describing a straight chain isomer of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or an aliphatic compound in which a substituent is in the 1- position of such a hydrocarbon.
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(physics) (Of a mode in an oscillating system) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency; See normal mode.
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(geometry) Perpendicular to a tangent line or derivative of a surface in Euclidean space.
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(algebra) (Of a subgroup) Whose cosets form a group.
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(algebra) (Of a field extension of a field K) Which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K.
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(complex analysis) (Of a family of continuous functions) Which is pre-compact.
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(set theory) (Of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals) Which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology.
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(linear algebra) (Of a matrix) Which commutes with its conjugate transpose.
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(functional analysis) (Of a Hilbert space operat) Which commutes with its adjoint.
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(category theory) (Of an epimorphism) Which is the cokernel of some morphism.
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(category theory) (Of a monomorphism) Which is the kernel of some morphism.
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(category theory) (Of a morphism) Which is a normal epimorphism or a normal monomorphism.
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(Of a real number) Whose digits, in any base representation, enjoy a uniform distribution.
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(topology) (Of a topology) In which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods.
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(rail transport, Of points) In the default position, set for the most frequently used route.
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(geometry) A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane.
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(slang) A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles.
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The definition of normal is regular, natural or staying with the general standard.

An example of normal is a human temperature of 98.6.

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Origin of normal

  • Middle English from Late Latin normālis from Latin made according to the square from norma carpenter's square gnō- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin normālis.

    From Wiktionary