normal

Pronunciation

Adjective

Noun

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Pronunciation

Adjective

**normal** (*comparative* normaler, *superlative* normalest)

- According to norms or rules or to a regular pattern.
*Organize the data into third normal form.*

**2007**, Steven Wilson, "Normal", Porcupine Tree,*Nil Recurring*.*quote*en

**2014**, Michael Rush,*Politics & Society*, Routledge (ISBN 9781317866992), page 210:- In other words, although the legal processes were observed, it was not a
**normal**transfer of power within each of the ruling communist parties. […] Demonstrations of the sort that brought about the collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe were not**normal**, and where attempts had previously been made to hold them, they were invariably suppressed by force.

- In other words, although the legal processes were observed, it was not a

- (
*mathematics*) Adhering to or being what is considered natural or regular in a particular field or context:- (
*number theory, of a real number*) In whose representation in a given base*b*≥ 2, for every positive integer*n*, the*b*possible strings of^{n}*n*digits follow a uniform distribution.*A number whose individual digits in a given base representation follow a uniform distribution is said to be***simply normal**.*A number that is***normal**for every base b ≥ 2 is said to be**absolutely normal**.

- (
*algebra, of a subgroup*) With cosets which form a group. - (
*algebra, of a field extension of a field K*) Which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K. - (
*probability theory, statistics, of a distribution*) Which has a very specific bell curve shape; that is or has the qualities of a normal distribution. - (
*probability theory, statistics, of a random variable, etc.*) Which has a normal distribution; which is associated with random variable that has a normal distribution. - (
*complex analysis, of a family of continuous functions*) Which is pre-compact. - (
*set theory, of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals*) Which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology. - (
*linear algebra, of a matrix*) Which commutes with its conjugate transpose. - (
*functional analysis, of a Hilbert space operator*) Which commutes with its adjoint. - (
*category theory*) Being (as a morphism) or containing (as a category) only normal epimorphism(s) or monomorphism(s), that is, those which are the kernel or cokernel of some morphism, respectively. - (
*topology, of a topology*) In which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods.

- (

- Usual, healthy; not sick or ill or unlike oneself.
*John is feeling normal again.*

- (
*education, of a school*) teaching teachers how to teach (*to certain norms*)*My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.*

- (
*chemistry*) Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution. - (
*organic chemistry*) Describing a straight chain isomer of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or an aliphatic compound in which a substituent is in the 1- position of such a hydrocarbon. - (
*physics, of a mode in an oscillating system*) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency (*see*).*normal mode* - (
*rail transport, of points*) In the default position, set for the most frequently used route. - (
*geometry*) Perpendicular to a tangent of a curve or derivative of a surface.*The interior***normal**vector of an ideal perfect sphere will always point toward the center, and the exterior**normal**vector directly away, and both will always be co-linear with the ray whose' tip ends at the point of intersection, which is the intersection of all three sets of points.

- (
*usual*) conventional, customary, ordinary, standard, usual, regular, routine, average, expected, natural, typical, everyday, common, commonplace, general - (
*healthy*) hale, healthy, well - (
*perpendicular*) at right angles to, perpendicular, orthogonal - (
*statistics*) Gaussian, standard normal

- (
*usual*) unconventional, nonstandard, unusual - (
*healthy*) ill, poorly (*British*), sick, unwell - (
*perpendicular*) tangential - (
*rail transport*) reverse

Noun

**normal**

- (
*geometry*) A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane. - (
*slang, countable*) A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles. - (
*uncountable*) The usual state.*His workload is now back to***normal**.*Heavy workload is the new***normal**.

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*normal person*) see Thesaurus:mainstreamer

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