Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun normal

1 sense of normal

Sense 1
convention, normal, pattern, rule, formula -- (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")
       => practice -- (knowledge of how something is usually done; "it is not the local practice to wear shorts to dinner")

Antonyms of adj normal

4 senses of normal

Sense 1
normal (vs. abnormal) -- (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")

abnormal (vs. normal), unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")
        => aberrant, deviant, deviate -- (markedly different from an accepted norm; "aberrant behavior"; "deviant ideas")
        => anomalous -- (deviating from the general or common order or type; "advanced forms of life may be anomalous in the universe")
        => antidromic -- (conducting nerve impulses in a direction opposite to normal)
        => atypical, irregular -- (deviating from normal expectations; somewhat odd, strange, or abnormal; "these days large families are atypical"; "atypical clinical findings"; "atypical pneumonia"; "highly irregular behavior")
        => brachydactylic, brachydactylous -- (having abnormally short finger or toes)
        => defective -- (markedly subnormal in structure or function or intelligence or behavior; "defective speech")
        => freakish -- (characteristic of a freak; "a freakish extra toe")
        => kinky, perverted -- ((used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes; "kinky sex"; "perverted practices")
        => subnormal -- (below normal or average; "after the floods the harvests were subnormal"; "subnormal intelligence")
        => supernormal -- (exceeding the normal or average; "years of supernormal employment during the war"; "a phase of supernormal excitability")
        => vicarious -- (occurring in an abnormal part of the body instead of the usual site involved in that function; "vicarious menstruation")

Sense 2
normal (vs. paranormal) -- (in accordance with scientific laws)

paranormal (vs. normal) -- (not in accordance with scientific laws; "what seemed to be paranormal manifestations")
        => parapsychological -- (beyond normal physical explanation)
        => psychic, psychical -- (outside the sphere of physical science; "psychic phenomena")
        => psychokinetic -- (moving an object without apparent use of physical means)
        => supernormal, supranormal -- (beyond the range of the normal or scientifically explainable; "supernormal intimations")

Sense 3
normal (vs. abnormal) -- (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")

abnormal (vs. normal) -- (departing from the normal in e.g. intelligence and development; "they were heartbroken when they learned their child was abnormal"; "an abnormal personality")
        => exceptional (prenominal) -- (deviating widely from a norm of physical or mental ability; used especially of children below normal in intelligence; "special educational provisions for exceptional children")

Sense 4
normal -- (forming a right angle)

INDIRECT (VIA parallel, perpendicular) -> oblique -- (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base")
INDIRECT (VIA perpendicular, oblique) -> parallel -- (being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows")

Similarity of adj normal

4 senses of normal

Sense 1
normal (vs. abnormal) -- (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")
       => average, mean (prenominal) -- (approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value; "the average income in New England is below that of the nation"; "of average height for his age"; "the mean annual rainfall")
       => median (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the middle value of an ordered set of values (or the average of the middle two in a set with an even number of values); "the median value of 17, 20, and 36 is 20"; "the median income for the year was $15,000")
       => modal (prenominal), average -- (relating to or constituting the most frequent value in a distribution; "the modal age at which American novelists reach their peak is 30")
       => natural -- (functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies; "it's the natural thing to happen"; "natural immunity"; "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild")
       => regular -- (not deviating from what is normal; "her regular bedtime")
       => typical -- (conforming to a type; "the typical (or normal) American"; "typical teenage behavior")
          Also See-> sane#1; standard#1

Sense 2
normal (vs. paranormal) -- (in accordance with scientific laws)

Sense 3
normal (vs. abnormal) -- (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")

Sense 4
normal -- (forming a right angle)
       => perpendicular (vs. oblique) (vs. parallel) -- (intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other")

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