Definitions for normalˈnɔr məl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; regular; natural.
serving to fix a standard.
of natural occurrence.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Biology, Medicine
approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
free from any mental disorder; sane.
free from disease or malformation.
Category: Biology, Medicine
being at right angles, as a line; perpendicular. of the nature of or pertaining to a mathematical normal.
(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.
(n.)the normal form or state; the average or mean.
the standard or common type.
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.
Origin of normal:
1520–30; < L normālis, from norma
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"
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"
in accordance with scientific laws
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"
forming a right angle
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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.
A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane.
A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles.
According to norms or rules.
Organize the data into third normal form.
Felicia baked the bread the normal way.
Healthy; not sick or ill
John is feeling normal again.
Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.
My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.
of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.
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
(Of a mode in an oscillating system) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency; See normal mode
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.
(Of a subgroup) whose cosets form a group
(Of a field extension of a field K) which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K
(Of a distribution) which has a very specific bell curve shape
(Of a family of continuous functions) which is pre-compact
(Of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals) which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology
(Of a matrix) which commutes with its conjugate transpose
(Of a Hilbert space operator) which commutes with its adjoint
(Of an epimorphism) which is the cokernel of some morphism
(Of a monomorphism) which is the kernel of some morphism
(Of a morphism) which is a normal epimorphism or a normal monomorphism
(Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal
(Of a real number) whose digits, in any base representation, enjoy a uniform distribution
(Of a topology) in which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods
in the default position, set for the most frequently used route.
Origin: From normalis.
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
according to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal
standard; original; exact; typical
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
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
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-
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
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.
Translations for normal
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
usual; without any special characteristics or circumstances
How much work do you do on a normal day?; normal people; His behaviour is not normal.
- gewone, normaleAfrikaans
- عادي، طَبيعيArabic
- normalPortuguese (BR)
- κανονικός, φυσιολογικόςGreek
- सामान्य, प्रकृतHindi
- normalan, uobičajenCroatian
- normális, rendesHungarian
- normal; eðlilegur, venjulegurIcelandic
- normāls, parastsLatvian
- normal, obişnuitRomanian
- обыкновенный; обычныйRussian
- normal, vanligSwedish
- 平常的，正常的Chinese (Trad.)
- нормальний, звичайнийUkrainian
- حسب معمول، عامUrdu
- bình thườngVietnamese
- 平常的，正常的Chinese (Simp.)
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