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Meaning of “normal” in the English Dictionary

"normal" in British English

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normaladjective

uk   /ˈnɔː.məl/  us   /ˈnɔːr-/
A2 ordinary or ​usual; the same as would be ​expected: a normal ​workingday Lively ​behaviour is normal for a four-year-old ​child. It's normal for ​couples toargue 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 ​ourdebts.

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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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normaladjective

 us   /ˈnɔr·məl/
  • normal adjective (NOT UNUSUAL)

ordinary or ​usual; as would be ​expected: He ​seemedperfectly normal to me. The ​temperature is above/below normal today.
normalization
noun [U]  /ˌnɔr·mə·ləˈzeɪ·ʃən, -lɑɪ-/

normalnoun [C]

 /ˈnɔr·məl/
  • 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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normaladjective

uk   us   /ˈnɔːməl/
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)
Translations of “normal”
in Korean 평범한…
in Arabic عادي…
in Malaysian biasa…
in French normal…
in Russian нормальный, обычный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 普通的, 平常的, 通常的…
in Italian normale…
in Turkish beklenen, her zamanki gibi, normal…
in Polish normalny…
in Spanish normal…
in Vietnamese bình thường…
in Portuguese normal…
in Thai ปกติ…
in German gewöhnlich…
in Catalan normal…
in Japanese 普通の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 普通的, 平常的, 通常的…
in Indonesian normal…
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