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Normal vs. Usual

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Normal

Conforming with, adhering to, or constituting a norm, standard, pattern, level, or type; typical
Normal room temperature.
One's normal weight.
Normal diplomatic relations.
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Commonly encountered, experienced, or observed
The usual summer heat.
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(Biology) Functioning or occurring in a natural way; lacking observable abnormalities or deficiencies.
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Regularly or customarily used
Ended the speech with the usual expressions of thanks.
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Relating to or designating the normality of a solution.
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In conformity with regular practice or procedure
Come at the usual time.
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Abbr. n Designating an aliphatic hydrocarbon having an acyclic unbranched chain of carbon atoms.
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Most commonly occurring; typical.
The preference of a boy to a girl is a usual occurrence in some parts of China.
It is becoming more usual these days to rear children as bilingual.
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Being at right angles; perpendicular.
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The typical state of something, or something that is typical.
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Perpendicular to the direction of a tangent line to a curve or a tangent plane to a surface.
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(colloquial) A specific good or service (e.g. a drink) that someone typically orders.
I'll just have the usual.
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Relating to or characterized by average intelligence or development.
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Such as is in common use; such as occurs in ordinary practice, or in the ordinary course of events; customary; ordinary; habitual; common.
Consultation with oracles was a thing very usual and frequent in their times.
We can make friends of these usual enemies.
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Free from mental illness; sane.
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Occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure;
Grew the usual vegetables
The usual summer heat
Came at the usual time
The child's usual bedtime
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The usual, expected, or standard state, form, amount, or degree
Temperatures have been above normal for this time of year.
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Commonly encountered;
A common (or familiar) complaint
The usual greeting
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(Mathematics) A perpendicular, especially a perpendicular to a line tangent to a plane curve or to a plane tangent to a space curve.
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According to norms or rules or to a regular pattern.
Organize the data into third normal form.
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(mathematics) Adhering to or being what is considered natural or regular in a particular field or context:
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Usual, healthy; not sick or ill or unlike oneself.
John is feeling normal again.
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Teaching teachers how to teach to certain norms
My grandmother attended Mankato State Normal School.
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(chemistry) Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.
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(organic chemistry) Describing a straight chain isomer of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or an aliphatic compound in which a substituent is in the 1- position of such a hydrocarbon.
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In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency normal mode]].
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In the default position, set for the most frequently used route.
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(geometry) Perpendicular to a tangent of a curve or derivative of a surface.
The interior normal vector of an ideal perfect sphere will always point toward the center, and the exterior normal vector directly away, and both will always be co-linear with the ray whose' tip ends at the point of intersection, which is the intersection of all three sets of points.
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(geometry) A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane.
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A person who is healthy, normal, as opposed to one who is morbid.
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A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles.
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The usual state.
His workload is now back to normal.
Heavy workload is the new normal.
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According to an established norm, rule, or principle; conformed to a type, standard, or regular form; performing the proper functions; not abnormal; regular; natural; analogical.
Deviations from the normal type.
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According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle; as, a line normal to the base. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal.
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Standard; original; exact; typical.
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Any perpendicular.
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A straight line or plane drawn from any point of a curve or surface so as to be perpendicular to the curve or surface at that point.
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Something regarded as a normative example;
The convention of not naming the main character
Violence is the rule not the exception
His formula for impressing visitors
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Conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal;
Serve wine at normal room temperature
Normal diplomatic relations
Normal working hours
Normal word order
Normal curiosity
The normal course of events
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In accordance with scientific laws
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Being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development;
A perfectly normal child
Of normal intelligence
The most normal person I've ever met
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Forming a right angle
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