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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: normalis, from norma; NORM

normal

1 adjective
     
nor‧mal1 S1 W1
1 usual, typical, or expected:
A normal working week is 40 hours.
it is normal (for somebody) to do something
It's normal to feel nervous before an exam.
quite/perfectly etc normal
Her room was untidy, but that was quite normal.
She was assessed in the normal way, and placed on the waiting list.
All I want is to lead a normal life.
2 someone who is normal is mentally and physically healthy and does not behave strangely [≠ abnormal]:
He seems a perfectly normal little boy.
They can't be normal to do something like that.

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