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Definition of "normal" []

  • Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical: normal room temperature; one's normal weight; normal diplomatic relations. (adjective)
  • Biology Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Designating a solution having one gram equivalent weight of solute per liter of solution. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Designating an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight and unbranched chain of carbon atoms. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Being at right angles; perpendicular. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "normal" in a sentence
  • "If the response is that it is used, but not with its normal semantic value, then we are left with the challenge of defining ˜normal™ and ˜abnormal™ semantic values."
  • " predominantly a normal existence ... which continued to be a normal  existence, not only at the will or whim of this antisocial pathological  mental condition."
  • "I was starting to realize that the term normal was relative."