normal

[ nawr-muh l ]
/ ˈnɔr məl /

adjective

noun


Nearby words

  1. norland,
  2. norleucine,
  3. norm,
  4. norm.,
  5. norma,
  6. normal antibody,
  7. normal antitoxin,
  8. normal curve,
  9. normal distribution,
  10. normal distribution curve

Origin of normal

1520–30; < Latin normālis made according to a carpenter's square, equivalent to norm(a) (see norm) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for normality

normal

/ (ˈnɔːməl) /

adjective

noun

Derived Formsnormality (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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Word Origin and History for normality
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Medicine definitions for normality

normal

[ nôrməl ]

adj.

n.

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

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