Definitions for normalˈnɔr məl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nor•malˈnɔr məl(adj.)

  1. conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; regular; natural.

  2. serving to fix a standard.

  3. of natural occurrence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Biology, Medicine

  4. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.

    Category: Psychiatry

  5. free from any mental disorder; sane.

  6. free from disease or malformation.

    Category: Biology, Medicine

  7. being at right angles, as a line; perpendicular. of the nature of or pertaining to a mathematical normal.

    Category: Math

  8. (of a solution) containing one equivalent weight of the constituent in question in one liter of solution. pertaining to an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight unbranched carbon chain, each carbon atom of which is joined to no more than two other carbon atoms.

    Category: Chemistry

  9. (n.)the normal form or state; the average or mean.

  10. the standard or common type.

  11. a perpendicular line or plane, esp. one perpendicular to a tangent line of a curve, or a tangent plane of a surface, at the point of contact. the portion of this perpendicular line included between its point of contact with the curve and the x-axis.

    Category: Math

Origin of normal:

1520–30; < L normālis, from norma

nor′mal•ly

Princeton's WordNet

  1. convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula(adj)

    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. normal(adj)

    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"

  3. normal(adj)

    in accordance with scientific laws

  4. normal(adj)

    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. normal(adj)

    forming a right angle

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. normal(adjective)ˈnɔr məl

    usual or ordinary

    I'm just a normal guy.; It's normal for a young child to sleep around 12 hours a night.; These are more efficient than normal light bulbs.; Flight prices seem lower than normal at the moment.

Wiktionary

  1. normal(Noun)

    A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane.

  2. normal(Noun)

    A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles.

  3. normal(Adjective)

    According to norms or rules.

    Organize the data into third normal form.

  4. normal(Adjective)

    Usual; ordinary

    Felicia baked the bread the normal way.

  5. normal(Adjective)

    Healthy; not sick or ill

    John is feeling normal again.

  6. normal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.

    My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.

  7. normal(Adjective)

    of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.

  8. normal(Adjective)

    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

  9. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a mode in an oscillating system) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency; See normal mode

  10. normal(Adjective)

    Perpendicular to a tangent line or derivative of a surface in Euclidean space.

    The interior normal vector of a ideal perfect sphere will always point toward the center, and the exterior normal vector directly away, and both will always be co-linear with the ray whose' tip ends at the point of intersection, which is the intersection of all three sets of points.

  11. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a subgroup) whose cosets form a group

  12. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a field extension of a field K) which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K

  13. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a distribution) which has a very specific bell curve shape

  14. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a family of continuous functions) which is pre-compact

  15. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals) which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology

  16. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a matrix) which commutes with its conjugate transpose

  17. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a Hilbert space operator) which commutes with its adjoint

  18. normal(Adjective)

    (Of an epimorphism) which is the cokernel of some morphism

  19. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a monomorphism) which is the kernel of some morphism

  20. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a morphism) which is a normal epimorphism or a normal monomorphism

  21. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal

  22. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a real number) whose digits, in any base representation, enjoy a uniform distribution

  23. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a topology) in which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods

  24. normal(Adjective)

    in the default position, set for the most frequently used route.

  25. Origin: From normalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Normal(adj)

    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

  2. Normal(adj)

    according to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal

  3. Normal(adj)

    standard; original; exact; typical

  4. Normal(adj)

    denoting a solution of such strength that every cubic centimeter contains the same number of milligrams of the element in question as the number of its molecular weight

  5. Normal(adj)

    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

  6. Normal(adj)

    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-

  7. Normal(adj)

    any perpendicular

  8. Normal(adj)

    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

Freebase

  1. Normal

    Normal is an incorporated town in McLean County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 52,497. Normal is the smaller of two principal municipalities of the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area, and the seventh-most populous community in Illinois, outside of the Chicago Metropolitan Area. The mayor of Normal is Chris Koos. The main campus of Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois State University, a fully accredited four-year institution, is located in Normal, as is Heartland Community College, a fully accredited two-year institution. There is also a satellite campus of Lincoln College, which offers associate degrees as well as four-year programs. A large percentage of residents of Normal are employed by Illinois State University, State Farm Insurance, Country Financial, Unit 5 schools, and the Mitsubishi Motors North America manufacturing facility, which manufactures the RVR.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'normal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #805

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'normal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #898

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'normal' in Adjectives Frequency: #91


Translations for normal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

normal(adjective)

usual; without any special characteristics or circumstances

How much work do you do on a normal day?; normal people; His behaviour is not normal.

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