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Definition of Normal

Normal

  1. According to an established norm, rule, or principle; conformed to a type, standard, or regular form; performing the proper functions; not abnormal; regular; natural; analogical.
  2. According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal.
  3. Standard; original; exact; typical.
  4. Denoting a solution of such strength that every cubic centimeter contains the same number of milligrams of the element in question as the number of its molecular weight.
  5. Denoting certain hypothetical compounds, as acids from which the real acids are obtained by dehydration; thus, normal sulphuric acid and normal nitric acid are respectively S(OH)6, and N(OH)5.
  6. Denoting that series of hydrocarbons in which no carbon atom is united with more than two other carbon atoms; as, normal pentane, hexane, etc. Cf. Iso-.
  7. Any perpendicular.
  8. A straight line or plane drawn from any point of a curve or surface so as to be perpendicular to the curve or surface at that point.

Normal Quotations

How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.
Oscar Wilde

Disagreement is something normal.
Dalai Lama

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Mark Twain

Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus

No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Bill Cosby
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Normal Translations

normal in Afrikaans is normaal
normal in Dutch is normaal, standaard-
normal in French is normal
normal in German is normal
normal in Italian is normale
normal in Spanish is normal
normal in Swedish is normal

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