Adjective "Normal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.
  1. 'normal working hours'
  2. 'In the early nineteenth century it was quite normal for someone who held a powerful public office to use it to promote the interests of his family and friends.'
  3. 'He had to relax a bit, telling himself that it was normal for her to be depressed under these circumstances.'
  4. 'But I think it's more normal for my team to have no success than it is to win two consecutive European Cups.'
  5. 'Here, even though we've had more rain than is normal for a wet April, and some fields lay sodden and squelching, we seem to have escaped lightly.'
  6. 'It was an ugly scene and that's not normal for an American team.'
  7. 'Under normal circumstances you would expect the latter to have a much lower price tag.'
  8. 'After that, you may expect to be swarmed by suitors, but that is normal for a young duchess as you will be.'
  9. 'It is perfectly normal for your child to develop either a wet or dry cough because most colds are accompanied by a cough.'
  10. 'It's not normal for someone my age to be surrounded by her parents, but it's nice to have them take care of me at the end of the day.'
  11. 'It's also normal for them not to tell you until the last minute.'
  12. 'many previously normal people exhibit psychotic symptoms after a few nights without sleep'
  13. 'Take advantage of this quiet mental time to see how normal people live.'
  14. 'I can never go out with a girl like a normal guy does because I'm too serious.'
  15. 'He's just a normal person that probably has a few mental issues he needs to deal with.'
  16. 'Walking around the area I encountered many things that a normal person would never be able to handle.'
  17. 'For example, psychopaths appear not to process emotional content in the same way that normal people do.'
  18. 'They are no less talented compared to physically normal sportsmen.'
  19. 'Each episode deals with the truly absurd ways in which seemingly normal people interact with one another.'
  20. 'In some cases, children with dominant single gene disorders are born to normal parents.'
  21. 'We worry unnecessarily, when normal people wouldn't think twice.'
  22. 'We create enclaves of strangeness together, celebrating our individual strangeness and laughing at the poor normal people.'
(of a line, ray, or other linear feature) intersecting a given line or surface at right angles.
  1. 'Unless the radar signal is normal to some surface (extremely low probability) the radar receives no return.'
  2. 'In physics, the critical angle is described with respect to the normal line.'
  3. 'The hard perturbations in this study caused the trajectory to move in a direction that was normal to the limit cycle.'
(of a salt solution) containing the same salt concentration as the blood.
  1. 'Therefore, 1L of normal saline should be given per hour to start.'
  2. 'The probe was rinsed with sterile normal saline between measurements of each raft.'
Denoting a fault or faulting in which a relative downward movement occurred in the strata situated on the upper side of the fault plane.
  1. 'Development of pillow breccia probably occurred along the scarps of normal faults in this extensional setting.'
  2. 'Massive dolomite and dolomitic breccias are separated by a normal fault from the upper part of the sequence.'


The usual, typical, or expected state or condition.
  1. 'the service will be back to normal next week'
  2. 'Four days of planned engineering work will take place over the weekend, and services should return to normal on August 2.'
  3. 'The river was two feet above normal and the colour of medium dark vinegar.'
  4. 'He was back to normal, well normal for him, but definitely strange to most people.'
  5. 'There will be a break from music classes this Thursday and classes resume as normal on February 26.'
  6. 'Gradually Ethan felt his heart rate ebb back toward normal.'
  7. 'For years, the only way to see Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty was from the air, or in a photograph, or in the artist's own making-of film, which was plenty for 99.9% of art worlders and normals alike.'
  8. 'Everything is now back to normal and the game continues every Wednesday night.'
  9. 'Classes are running as normal at The Con, with singing, dancing, music and acting courses on offer.'
  10. 'Business will continue as normal in the remaining 116 bedrooms during the period of works.'
  11. 'But this year the festive season will be far from normal for the tot as it is the first time she will be able to thank her parents for their presents.'
  12. 'Some of the hormones in the hypothalamus are different in anorexics compared with normals, supporting this notion.'
  13. '‘Ah, but if Mutants are perfectly capable of living with normals,’ she observes, ‘why are they exiled from the rest of us?’'
  14. 'Overall, the risk for meningococcal disease in these patients is 8,000 times that of normals.'
  15. 'Psychotics and schizophrenics differ from normals on a few variables.'
A line at right angles to a given line or surface.
  1. 'Since normals to a straight line never intersect and tangents coincide with the curve, evolutes, involutes and pedal curves are not too interesting.'
  2. 'It deals with normals to conics regarded as maximum and minimum straight lines drawn from particular points to the curve.'
  3. 'From a point above the evolute three normals can be drawn to the parabola, while only one normal can be drawn to the parabola from a point below the evolute.'


1. conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.

2. serving to establish a standard.

3. Psychology. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment. free from any mental disorder; sane.

4. Biology, Medicine/Medical. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or manipulation. of natural occurrence.

5. Mathematics. being at right angle

More examples(as adjective)

"declines can be normal for seasons."

"weathers can be normal in places."

"temperatures can be normal in places."

"temperatures can be normal for days."

"temperatures can be normal during months."

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Mid 17th century (in the sense ‘right-angled’): from Latin normalis, from norma ‘carpenter's square’ (see norm). Current senses date from the early 19th century.


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