|1.||usual; regular; common; typical: the normal way of doing it; the normal level|
|2.||constituting a standard: if we take this as normal|
|a. being within certain limits of intelligence, educational success or ability, etc|
|b. conforming to the conventions of one's group|
|4.||biology, med (of laboratory animals) maintained in a natural state for purposes of comparison with animals treated with drugs, etc|
|5.||chem N (of a solution) containing a number of grams equal to the equivalent weight of the solute in each litre of solvent|
|6.||chem denoting a straight-chain hydrocarbon: a normal alkane. Prefix: n-, e.g. n-octane|
|7.||geometry another word for perpendicular|
|8.||the usual, average, or typical state, degree, form, etc|
|9.||anything that is normal|
|10.||geometry a line or plane perpendicular to another line or plane or to the tangent of a curved line or plane at the point of contact|
|[C16: from Latin normālis conforming to the carpenter's square, from norma|
A word used by President Warren Harding to describe the calm political and social order to which he wished to return the United States after the idealism and commotion of the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.
Note: Normalcy has been used as a general term for the political climate in the United States in the early 1920s.