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nor ml
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: conforming to a standard, pattern, or general average, or to what is expected; usual; regular.
Normal body temperature is 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, or 37 degrees Celsius.He gave up his normal life when he became a spy.She wanted to go to a normal school, not this fancy place her parents sent her to.
average, customary, habitual, natural, ordinary, regular, standard, typical, usual
aberrant, abnormal, anomalous, atypical, bizarre, deviant, exceptional, freak, malformed, odd, queer, strange, unearthly, unnatural, unusual, weird
similar words:
accepted, accustomed, characteristic, conventional, everyday, orthodox, par, quotidian, routine
definition 2: without mental or emotional disorders; psychologically healthy or average.
She worried about whether her son was normal when he began to engage in strange behavior.The counselor assured her that her fears were normal.
sane, sound
similar words:
healthy, rational, reasonable, right, right-minded
definition 3: medically or biologically sound in function.
This is the sound of a normal heartbeat.They compared the cancerous tissue with the normal tissue.
healthy, sound
similar words:
fit, right
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part of speech: noun
definition: the average or expected form, condition, level, or amount; standard.
The temperature was below normal last month.
average, ordinary, par, standard
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derivation: normality (n.)
Word History
The word normal comes from a Latin word that means "a carpenter's square."
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  • normally:
    usually; most of the time; in a normal way.
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