Meaning of “normal” in the English Dictionary

"normal" in English

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uk /ˈnɔː.məl/ us /ˈnɔːr.məl/

A2 ordinary or usual; the same as would be expected:

a normal working day
Lively behaviour is normal for a four-year-old child.
It's normal for couples to argue now and then.
They were selling the goods at half the normal cost.
The temperature was above/below normal for the time of year.
Things are back to normal now that we've paid off all our debts.

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(Definition of “normal” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"normal" in American English

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us /ˈnɔr·məl/

normal adjective (NOT UNUSUAL)

ordinary or usual; as would be expected:

He seemed perfectly normal to me.
The temperature is above/below normal today.
noun [ U ] /ˌnɔr·mə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən, -lɑɪ-/

normalnoun [ C ]


normal noun [ C ] (LINE)

physics a line that is perpendicular (= at an angle of 90 degrees) to a surface

(Definition of “normal” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"normal" in Business English

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uk /ˈnɔːməl/ us

usual, and what you would expect:

They were selling the good at half the normal price.
In normal circumstances, you should be able to decide this sort of thing without consulting your manager.
It is normal practice to refer such questions to the Board.
The day after the incident, everyone was back at work as normal.

(Definition of “normal” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)