# Normal

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## About

Normal is a word with a wide variety of meanings that depend heavily on context, including the following:

**1.***(adj., general)*conforming to a common standard, type, pattern, or range; usual, familiar, typical- "normal occurrence", "normal behavior", "normal intelligence"

**2.***(adj., psychology)*free from mental disorder; sane**3.***(adj., statistics)*relating to a normal distribution**4.***(adj., chemistry)*(several very specific definitions about chemical composition and molecular structures and interactions)**5.***(adj., geometry)*something that is perpendicular to something else**6.***(adj., set theory)*"having the property that every coset produced by operating on the left by a given element is equal to the coset produced by operating on the right by the same element" (m-w.com)**7.***(adj., matrix algebra)*"having the property of commutativity under multiplication by the transpose of the matrix, each of whose elements is a conjugate complex number with respect to the corresponding element of the given matrix" (m-w.com)

## Pages

- /ambiguity: In social contexts, different definitions of "normal" are often conflated in order to prescribe behavior (hypernormalization).

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### Reference

- Wikipedia (disambiguation page)
- Wiktionary
- Dictionary.com
- Merriam-Webster