[nawr-muh l] /ˈnɔr məl/
conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
serving to establish a standard.
the average or mean:
Production may fall below normal.
the standard or type.
usual; regular; common; typical: the normal way of doing it, the normal level
constituting a standard: if we take this as normal
(biology, med) (of laboratory animals) maintained in a natural state for purposes of comparison with animals treated with drugs, etc
(chem) (of a solution) containing a number of grams equal to the equivalent weight of the solute in each litre of solvent N
(chem) denoting a straight-chain hydrocarbon: a normal alkane. Prefix: n-, e.g. n-octane
(geometry) another word for perpendicular (sense 1)
the usual, average, or typical state, degree, form, etc
anything that is normal
(geometry) a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane or to the tangent of a curved line or plane at the point of contact
c.1500, “typical, common;” 1640s, “standing at a right angle,” from Late Latin normalis “in conformity with rule, normal,” from Latin normalis “made according to a carpenter’s square,” from norma “rule, pattern,” literally “carpenter’s square” (see norm). Meaning “conforming to common standards, usual” is from 1828, but probably older than the record [Barnhart].
As a noun meaning “usual state or condition,” from 1890. Sense of “normal person or thing” is from 1894. Normal school (1834) is from French école normale (1794), a republican foundation. The city of Normal, Illinois, U.S., was named 1857 for the normal school established there.
normal nor·mal (nôr’məl)
The usual or the expected state, form, amount, or degree.
/ˈhaɪpəˌnəʊvə/ noun 1. an exploding star that produces even more energy and light than a supernova noun a theoretical type of supernova created when a very large star totally collapses at the end of its life Examples A hypernova is purported to be a hundred times more powerful than a supernova. Word Origin 1975-1999
[hahy-per-nim] /ˈhaɪ pər nɪm/ noun, Linguistics. 1. (def 4). /ˈhaɪpəˌnɪm/ noun 1. another name for superordinate (sense 3)
[hahy-pur-nuh-mee] /haɪˈpɜr nə mi/ noun, Linguistics. 1. the state or quality of being a hypernym or superordinate (a general class under which a set of subcategories is subsumed).
[hahy-puh-ron] /ˈhaɪ pəˌrɒn/ noun, Physics. 1. any baryon with strangeness other than zero, especially one with a relatively long lifetime. /ˈhaɪpəˌrɒn/ noun 1. (physics) any baryon that is not a nucleon hyperon (hī’pə-rŏn’) Any of various baryons, other than the proton and neutron, that do not decay via the strong force. The lambda particle is […]