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*a.*) 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.

2. (*a.*) According to a square or rule; perpendicular; forming a right angle. Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal.

3. (*a.*) Standard; original; exact; typical.

4. (*a.*) Denoting a solution of such strength that every cubic centimeter contains the same number of milligrams of the element in question as the number of its molecular weight.

5. (*a.*) Denoting certain hypothetical compounds, as acids from which the real acids are obtained by dehydration; thus, normal sulfuric acid and normal nitric acid are respectively S(OH)6, and N(OH)5.

6. (*a.*) Denoting that series of hydrocarbons in which no carbon atom is united with more than two other carbon atoms; as, normal pentane, hexane, etc. Cf. Iso-.

7. (*a.*) Any perpendicular.

8. (*n.*) 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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