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English adjective: normal

1. normal conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

SamplesServe wine at normal room temperature.
Normal diplomatic relations.
Normal working hours.
Normal word order.
Normal curiosity.
The normal course of events.

Similaraverage, average, average, mean, median, modal, natural, regular, typical

See alsosane, standard

Attributenormalcy, normality

Antonymsabnormal, unnatural

2. normal in accordance with scientific laws


3. normal being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development

SamplesA perfectly normal child.
Of normal intelligence.
The most normal person I've ever met.

Domain categorypsychological science, psychology


4. normal forming a right angle


Domain categorygeometry

Antonymsoblique, parallel

English noun: normal

1. normal (cognition) something regarded as a normative example

SamplesThe convention of not naming the main character.
Violence is the rule not the exception.
His formula for impressing visitors.

Synonymsconvention, formula, pattern, rule

Broader (hypernym)practice

Narrower (hyponym)code of behavior, code of conduct, mores, universal

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