What does normal mean?

Definitions for normal
ˈnɔr məlnor·mal

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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

Wiktionary

  1. normal(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  2. normal(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  3. normal(Adjective)

    According to norms or rules.

    Organize the data into third normal form.

    Etymology: From normalis.

  4. normal(Adjective)

    Usual; ordinary

    Felicia baked the bread the normal way.

    Etymology: From normalis.

  5. normal(Adjective)

    Healthy; not sick or ill

    John is feeling normal again.

    Etymology: From normalis.

  6. normal(Adjective)

    Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.

    My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.

    Etymology: From normalis.

  7. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  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.

    Etymology: From normalis.

  11. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a subgroup) whose cosets form a group

    Etymology: From normalis.

  12. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  13. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  14. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  16. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a matrix) which commutes with its conjugate transpose

    Etymology: From normalis.

  17. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  18. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  19. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  20. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  21. normal(Adjective)

    (Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal

    Etymology: From normalis.

  22. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  23. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From normalis.

  24. normal(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  2. Normal(adj)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  3. Normal(adj)

    standard; original; exact; typical

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  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-

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  7. Normal(adj)

    any perpendicular

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. normale, ligne normale. See Normal, a.]

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.

Entomology

  1. Normal

    of the usual form or type: not out of the ordinary.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of normal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of normal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of normal in a Sentence

  1. Henry M. Wriston:

    Those who misrepresent the normal experiences of life, who decry being controversial, who shun risk, are the enemies of the American way of life, whatever the piety of their vocal professions and the patriotic flavor of their platitudes.

  2. Jonathan Greechan:

    One trait we look for in our applicants is their openness to risk, their ability to learn a new rule and apply it to new problems. Discomfort should become your new normal.

  3. Del Potro:

    My last two to three years have been too complicated and too tough, today I am enjoying other things a lot more. One of the saddest things was not having my normal life, my routine.

  4. Randi Weingarten:

    This new thing from Florida and from Texas of' we're going to open five days a week and we're going to open as normal' -- this was new in the mix and clearly a pressure campaign by the administration.

  5. Wasserman Schultz:

    But there were predictions of a brokered convention, a fight that would go all the way to the convention, in 2008, if you recall, Jake, and that didn't happen, it didn't happen because this was wrapped up in a timely process through the normal primary schedule, and I think that will be the case here.

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