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normal

nor·mal

normal

 
pronunciation:
nor ml
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word History, Word Builder, Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: close to what is usual, average, or standard.
My height is normal for my age.
synonyms:
average, customary, natural, ordinary, regular, standard, usual
antonyms:
abnormal, exceptional, freak, odd, queer, strange, unusual, weird
similar words:
accustomed, characteristic, conventional, everyday, orthodox, routine
definition 2: having a healthy mind; without mental or emotional illness.
A normal person does not enjoy making animals suffer.
synonyms:
sane, sound
similar words:
healthy, rational, reasonable, right
definition 3: physically healthy; usual according to the laws of nature.
The doctor said my heart sounds normal.
synonyms:
healthy, sound
similar words:
fit, right
 
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
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.