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Definition 1: something regarded as a normative example - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where normal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the convention of not naming the main character
  • violence is the rule not the exception
  • his formula for impressing visitors

Synonyms for normal in the sense of this definition

(normal is a kind of ...) knowledge of how something is usually done

"it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner"

(... is a kind of normal ) (sociology) the conventions that embody the fundamental values of a group

(... is a kind of normal ) a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person who is a member of a particular group

(... is a kind of normal ) a behavioral convention or pattern characteristic of all members of a particular culture or of all human beings

"some form of religion seems to be a human universal"

Definition 2: conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where normal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • serve wine at normal room temperature
  • normal diplomatic relations
  • normal working hours
  • normal word order
  • normal curiosity
  • the normal course of events

(normal is similar to ...) approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value

"the average income in New England is below that of the nation" "of average height for his age" "the mean annual rainfall"

(normal is similar to ...) relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values)

"the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20" "the median income for the year was $15,000"

(normal is similar to ...) relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution

"the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30"

(normal is similar to ...) functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies

"it's the natural thing to happen" "natural immunity" "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"

(normal is similar to ...) not deviating from what is normal

"her regular bedtime"

(normal is similar to ...) conforming to a type

"the typical (or normal) American" "typical teenage behavior"

(means also ...) mentally healthy; free from mental disorder

"appears to be completely sane"

(means also ...) conforming to or constituting a standard of measurement or value; or of the usual or regularized or accepted kind

"windows of standard width" "standard sizes" "the standard fixtures" "standard brands" "standard operating procedure"

(... are attributes of normal) being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning

Definition 3: in accordance with scientific laws - [adjective denoting all]

Definition 4: being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where normal or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a perfectly normal child
  • of normal intelligence
  • the most normal person I've ever met

(normal belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 5: forming a right angle - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(normal is similar to ...) intersecting at or forming right angles

"the axes are perpendicular to each other"

(normal belongs to category ...) the pure mathematics of points and lines and curves and surfaces

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