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normal

[ nawr-muhl ]
/ ˈnɔr məl /
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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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Other definitions for normal (2 of 2)

Normal
[ nawr-muhl ]
/ ˈnɔr məl /

noun
a city in central Illinois.
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How to use normal in a sentence

  • In a way it stunned her, just as the approaching storm made her unnormal, unlike herself.

    The Angel of Pain|E. F. Benson
  • The small muscles about his eyes puckered with an unnormal tension while the rest of his face held its death frost.

    There is a Reaper ...|Charles V. De Vet

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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