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normal

nor·mal

normal

 
 
pronunciation:
nor ml
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part of speech: adjective
definition: close to what is usual, average, or standard.
My height is normal for my age.
synonyms:
average, ordinary, regular, usual
antonyms:
odd, strange, unusual
similar words:
everyday
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.
Word Parts
The word normal contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.