[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
1849, from normal + -ity. Perhaps influenced by French normalité (1834).
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.
[nawr-muh-lahyz] /ˈnɔr məˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), normalized, normalizing. 1. to make . 2. to establish or resume (relations) in a manner, as between countries. 3. Metallurgy. to heat (a steel alloy) to a suitable temperature above the transformation range and then to cool in still air at ambient temperature. verb (used without object), normalized, […]
[nawr-muh-lahy-zer] /ˈnɔr məˌlaɪ zər/ noun 1. a person or thing that normalizes. 2. Mathematics.
noun, Optics. 1. the magnification produced by a telescope or microscope such that the diameter of the exit pupil of the instrument is equal to the diameter of the pupil of the eye.
- Normal matrix
noun 1. a square matrix A for which AA* = A*A, where A* is the Hermitian conjugate of A