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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


Antonymsparanormal

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


Antonymsabnormal

4. normal forming a right angle


Similarperpendicular


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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