Definitions for normal
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word normal.
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formulaadjective
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
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.
Etymology: From normalis.
As an adjective, "normal" primarily refers to something that conforms to a standard, usual, typical, or expected pattern, state, or condition. It can also refer to what is perceived as socially or culturally acceptable. In the context of math or science, "normal" often specifies a condition or status that is perpendicular to a given line or surface. In psychology, "normal" can indicate behaviors, emotions, or thought patterns that are within a range that is typical or average for a particular group or society. The exact meaning of "normal" tends to vary depending on the context in which it is used.
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
Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]
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.
of the usual form or type: not out of the ordinary.
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Rank popularity for the word 'normal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #805
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Rank popularity for the word 'normal' in Written Corpus Frequency: #898
Rank popularity for the word 'normal' in Adjectives Frequency: #91
The numerical value of normal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of normal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
If Dan and Farris walk into a room, they don't want ever to be known, to be announced. They just come in and sit in the back, they are normal people. They dress normal. They show up normal.
In the sixties, the world was normal and people took acid to make it weird. Nowadays the world is weird and people take prozac to make it normal.
These are young people who made mistakes that aren't that different than the mistakes I made and the mistakes that a lot of you guys made, we have a tendency sometimes to almost take for granted or think it's normal that so many young people end up in our criminal justice system. It's not normal. ... What is normal is teenagers doing stupid things.
She ’ll never be a ‘ normal VP, ’ my goodness, she’s the first African American VP. She’s the first Asian American VP. This is the first female VP, having to be normal. How can it be normal ? It’s never going to be normal.
There are still normal people around, they just changed the definition of normal
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- عادي, طبيعيArabic
- normalCatalan, Valencian
- almindelig, rask, normalDanish
- normal, NormaleGerman
- κάθετος, φυσιολογικόςGreek
- sano, normal, bienSpanish
- harilik, normaalEstonian
- säännönmukainen, säännöllinen, normaaliFinnish
- normale, normalFrench
- normálta, gnáth-, gnáchIrish
- רגיל, נורמליHebrew
- nòmalHaitian Creole
- normális, rendes, normál, jólHungarian
- 通常, 正常, 普通, 常態Japanese
- normale, gewone, gewoon, normaalDutch
- vanlig, ordinær, normal, alminneligNorwegian
- zwykły, normalnyPolish
- normal, uzual, obișnuitRomanian
- нормаль, обыкновенный, нормальный, обычныйRussian
- bình thườngVietnamese
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