normal

[ nawr-muhl ]
/ ˈnɔr məl /

adjective

noun

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Origin of normal

First recorded in 1520–30; from Latin normālis “made according to a carpenter's square,” equivalent to norm(a) (see norm) + -ālis adjective suffix; see -al1

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Definition for normal (2 of 2)

Normal
[ nawr-muhl ]
/ ˈnɔr məl /

noun

a city in central Illinois.
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Example sentences from the Web for normal

  • She was a great trial to her aunt Felicia, who was a widow and well-to-do, and liked the elegancies and normalities of life.

    The Copy-Cat and Other Stories|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • But after that moment's pause Tommy returned to normalities.

    The Furnace|Rose Macaulay

British Dictionary definitions for normal

normal
/ (ˈnɔːməl) /

adjective

noun

Derived forms of normal

normality (nɔːˈmælɪtɪ) or esp US normalcy, noun

Word Origin for normal

C16: from Latin normālis conforming to the carpenter's square, from norma norm
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Medical definitions for normal

normal
[ nôrməl ]

adj.

n.

The usual or the expected state, form, amount, or degree.
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