normal normal  /ˈnɔr məl/


  1. (n) something regarded as a normative example
  2. (adj) conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal
  3. (adj) in accordance with scientific laws
  4. (adj) being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development
  5. (adj) forming a right angle




  1. A quarter-pound of meat stimulates almost twice as much gastric juices as does a quarter-pound of bread or other carbohydrates, and is correspondingly better for normal digestion.
  2. Normal blood pressure increases with age, ranges from no to 135 for a normal adult male.
  3. The mother took no anesthetic, and the five-hour labor was entirely normal; so was the child, except that it was perhaps a month premature.


  1. Normal Township closes on former ISU Rec Center

    NORMAL — Normal Township has closed on the former Illinois State University Rec Center property on Beech Street and is beginning a likely one-year process to bring a new senior center site to the community.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

  2. Normal Roads Closed Off for Fire Department Training

    NORMAL - Some roadways will be off limits for a special firefighter training session this week.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WMBD - FOX 43 Peoria

  3. Normal Fire Department training to close part of Virginia Avenue

    NORMAL, Ill. -- The Normal Fire Department announced Tuesday that training will close Virginia Avenue between Linden Street and Broadway Street on June 12, 13, and 17, between approximately 5:00pm and 10:00pm each evening.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WEEK News 25 Central Illinois


  1. "It's going to take time for things to return to normal," Obama said after touring a staging facility in Theodore, Alabama. "But I promise you this: things are going to return to normal."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Clinton stated that the recent violence in Gaza "must only increase our determination to seek a just and lasting peace agreement that brings real security to Israel, normal and positive relations with its neighbors, and independence, economic...
    on Jan 13, 2009 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: CNN International

  3. If the plan isn't passed, Bernanke warned the Senate on Sept. 23, "the economy will just not be able to recover in a normal, healthy way."
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: BusinessWeek

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