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normal

nor·mal

normal

 
 
pronunciation:
nor ml
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
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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.
synonyms:
average, customary, habitual, natural, ordinary, regular, standard, typical, usual
antonyms:
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.
synonyms:
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.
synonyms:
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.
synonyms:
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."
Word Builder: normal +
  • normally:
    usually; most of the time; in a normal way.
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