1 usual; regular; common; typical
the normal way of doing it, the normal level
2 constituting a standard
if we take this as normal
a being within certain limits of intelligence, educational success or ability, etc.
b conforming to the conventions of one's group
4 (Biology, med) (of laboratory animals) maintained in a natural state for purposes of comparison with animals treated with drugs, etc.
5 (Chem) (of a solution) containing a number of grams equal to the equivalent weight of the solute in each litre of solvent., (Symbol)
6 (Chem) denoting a straight-chain hydrocarbon: a normal alkane. Prefix: n-, e.g. n-octane
7 (Geometry) another word for →
8 the usual, average, or typical state, degree, form, etc.
9 anything that is normal
10 (Geometry) a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane or to the tangent of a curved line or plane at the point of contact
(C16: from Latin normalis conforming to the carpenter's square, from norma norm)
normality (esp. U.S.)
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus
1 accustomedness, averageness, commonness, commonplaceness, conventionality, habitualness, naturalness, ordinariness, popularity, regularity, routineness, typicality, usualness
2 adjustment, balance, rationality, reason, sanity
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