from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state or fact of being normal; normalcy.
- n. Chemistry The concentration of a solution, expressed in gram equivalent weights of solute per liter of solution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being normal or usual; normalcy.
- n. The concentration of a solution expressed in gram equivalent weights of solute per litre of solution.
- n. A measure of how well an observed distribution approximates a normal distribution.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Conformity with the norm; the state of being normal; the normal condition.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being normal, or in accord with a rule or standard.
- n. In geometry, the property of being normal; normalcy.
- n. In chem. anal., the quality of being normal or of normal strength: said of a solution.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. conformity with the norm
- n. (of a solution) concentration expressed in gram equivalents of solute per liter
- n. being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
- n. expectedness as a consequence of being usual or regular or common
For example, one could determine the normality of the sodium hydroxide (NaOH), but the normality of sodium hydroxide itself has no meaning. now consider that the term normality is obsolete.
By writing in excruciatingly tedious detail about tax accountancy—he took classes in the subject as part of his preparation—Wallace hoped to dull himself into the state that those fortunate enough to know it call normality.
Instead of madness, scandal, loneliness or addiction, his long life from all outward appearances has been characterized by a normality that is freakish by the standards of his peers.
This relief of renewed normality is delicious -- thanks to Miss West.
Check out this weaselly use of the passive: “Though both words are in common use, normality is considered preferable to normalcy.”
But given Germany's and Europe's past, normality is not only boring, but also reassuring.
It perfectly illustrates some of the things I was saying about him - how in some of his storie, something really bizarre happens, and them normality is resumed.
It's not like normality is a requirement of acceptability, is it?
When you think about it, your shepherd has more in common, David Cocksucker, with another Shepard, one whose crucifix was a split-rail fence, his Golgotha a hillside in Wyoming, than he has with you and your ilk, you multitude of mediocrities to whom normality is so essential.
They also share a feeling that normality is banal, even terrifyingly so.