- approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.
- free from any mental disorder; sane.
- free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or manipulation.
- of natural occurrence.
- being at right angles, as a line; perpendicular.
- of the nature of or relating to a mathematical normal.
- (of an orthogonal system of real functions) defined so that the integral of the square of the absolute value of any function is 1.
- (of a topological space) having the property that corresponding to every pair of disjoint closed sets are two disjoint open sets, each containing one of the closed sets.
- (of a set) having the property that the same set results when all the elements of the set are operated on consistently on the left and consistently on the right by any element of the set; invariant.
- (of a solution) containing one equivalent weight of the constituent in question in one liter of solution.
- relating to an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight unbranched carbon chain, each carbon atom of which is joined to no more than two other carbon atoms.
- of or relating to a neutral salt in which any replaceable hydroxyl groups or hydrogen atoms have been replaced by other groups or atoms, as sodium sulfate, Na2SO4.
- a perpendicular line or plane, especially one perpendicular to a tangent line of a curve, or a tangent plane of a surface, at the point of contact.
- the portion of this perpendicular line included between its point of contact with the curve and the x-axis.
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In more normal times, people already struggled to take time off from work, polling machines broke down, and it was hard for many to even get to the polls.Why you should vote as early as possible (and how to do it)|John Kennedy|September 17, 2020|Popular-Science
Allowing the flow of water through coastal areas to return to normal seems key.Soggy coastal soils? Here’s why ecologists love them|Alison Pearce Stevens|September 17, 2020|Science News For Students
The crowded bar scene is likely one of the last things that will go “back to normal” after the pandemic.
Everyone wants to know what the new normal will be like for everything.Are you ready to start traveling for work again? TripActions’ CEO is banking on it|Michal Lev-Ram, writer|September 15, 2020|Fortune
During this time, commuters couldn’t take their normal routes—they were forced to use other subway stops to get to work.How a vacation—or a pandemic—can help you adopt better habits now|matthewheimer|September 12, 2020|Fortune
Something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
Carlisle writes that the Air Force would want a crew ratio of 10 to one for each drone orbit during normal everyday operations.Exclusive: U.S. Drone Fleet at ‘Breaking Point,’ Air Force Says|Dave Majumdar|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He appears only normal, even in video footage from just two minutes before the shooting.
The flight path remained close to the Indonesian archipelago, well within what is the normal reach of air traffic control radar.
Six months of sterility results, after which normal fertility returns.Men, Ice Your Balls To Make Babies—and Other Male Fertility Fixes|Tom Sykes|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the early stages of chronic nephritis, when diagnosis is difficult, it is usually normal.
Walls End Castle, when the party broke up, returned to its normal state.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
No trait is better marked in the normal child than the impulse to subject others to his own disciplinary system.Children's Ways|James Sully
It is often present in the respiratory tract under normal conditions.
Then, inexplicably, he shifted to the other side that the old, the normal Tom presented generously to the new.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
British Dictionary definitions for normal
- being within certain limits of intelligence, educational success or ability, etc
- conforming to the conventions of one's group