# Normal vs Cold - What's the difference?

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## As nouns the difference between normal and cold

is that normal is standard while cold is a condition of low temperature.

## As an adjective cold is

(label) having a low temperature.

## As an adverb cold is

while at low temperature.

# normal

## English

(wikipedia normal)

• According to norms or rules.
• Healthy; not sick or ill.
• Pertaining to a school to teach teachers how to teach.
• (chemistry) Of, relating to, or being a solution containing one equivalent weight of solute per litre of solution.
• (organic chemistry) Describing a straight chain isomer of an aliphatic hydrocarbon, or an aliphatic compound in which a substituent is in the 1- position of such a hydrocarbon.
• (physics) (Of a mode in an oscillating system ) In which all parts of an object vibrate at the same frequency; See .
• (geometry) Perpendicular to a tangent line or derivative of a surface in Euclidean space.
• * The interior normal vector of a ideal perfect sphere will always point toward the center, and the exterior normal vector directly away, and both will always be co-linear with the ray whose' tip ends at the point of intersection, which is the intersection of all three sets of points.
• (algebra) (Of a subgroup) whose cosets form a group.
• (algebra) (Of a field extension of a field K) which is the splitting field of a family of polynomials in K.
• (probability theory, statistics) (Of a distribution) which has a very specific bell curve shape.
• (complex analysis) (Of a family of continuous functions) which is pre-compact.
• (set theory) (Of a function from the ordinals to the ordinals) which is strictly monotonically increasing and continuous with respect to the order topology.
• (linear algebra) (Of a matrix) which commutes with its conjugate transpose.
• (functional analysis) (Of a Hilbert space operator) which commutes with its adjoint.
• (category theory) (Of an epimorphism) which is the cokernel of some morphism.
• (category theory) (Of a monomorphism) which is the kernel of some morphism.
• (category theory) (Of a morphism) which is a normal epimorphism or a normal monomorphism.
• (category theory) (Of a category) in which every monomorphism is normal.
• (Of a real number) whose digits, in any base representation, enjoy a uniform distribution.
• (topology) (Of a topology) in which disjoint closed sets can be separated by disjoint neighborhoods.
• (rail transport, Of points) in the default position, set for the most frequently used route.
• #### Synonyms

* (usual) conventional, ordinary, standard, usual, regular, average, expected, natural * (healthy) hale, healthy, well * (perpendicular) at right angles to, perpendicular, orthogonal * (statistics) Gaussian

#### Antonyms

* (usual) unconventional, nonstandard, unusual * (healthy) ill, poorly (British), sick, unwell * (perpendicular) tangential * (rail transport) reverse

#### Derived terms

* abnormal * conormal * normalcy * normalise, normalize * normality * normally * normal school * normal vector * orthonormal * paranormal * subnormal * supernormal * ultranormal

#### Usage notes

* Warning: normal , when used to describe a majority group of people, can be considered offensive to those who don't consider membership of their own minority to be unusual. Care should be taken when juxtaposing normal, particularly with stereotypical labels, to avoid undue insult.

### Noun

(en noun)
• (geometry) A line or vector that is perpendicular to another line, surface, or plane.
• (slang) A person who is normal, who fits into mainstream society, as opposed to those who live alternative lifestyles.
• #### Synonyms

* (normal person) see

# cold

## English

(er)
• (label) Having a low temperature.
• *
• (label) Causing the air to be cold.
• (label) Feeling the sensation of coldness, especially to the point of discomfort.
• Unfriendly, emotionally distant or unfeeling.
• * 2011 April 23, (Doctor Who), series 6, episode 1, (The Impossible Astronaut):
• RIVER SONG (upon seeing the still-living DOCTOR, moments after he made her and two other friends watch what they thought was his death): This is cold'. Even by your standards, this is ' cold .
• *
• Dispassionate, not prejudiced or partisan, impartial.
• Completely unprepared; without introduction.
• Unconscious or deeply asleep; deprived of the metaphorical heat associated with life or consciousness.
• (label) Perfectly, exactly, completely; by heart.
• (label) Cornered, done for.
• *
• (label) Not pungent or acrid.
• * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
• cold plants
• (label) Unexciting; dull; uninteresting.
• * (Ben Jonson) (1572-1637)
• What a deal of cold business doth a man misspend the better part of life in!
• The jest grows cold when it comes on in a second scene.
• Affecting the sense of smell (as of hunting dogs) only feebly; having lost its odour.
• (label) Not sensitive; not acute.
• * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
• Smell this business with a sense as cold / As is a dead man's nose.
• Distant; said, in the game of hunting for some object, of a seeker remote from the thing concealed. Compare warm'' and ''hot .
• (label) Having a bluish effect; not warm in colour.
• #### Synonyms

* chilled, chilly, freezing, frigid, glacial, icy, cool * (of the weather) (qualifier) brass monkeys, nippy, parky, taters * (of a person or animal) * (unfriendly) aloof, distant, hostile, standoffish, unfriendly, unwelcoming * (unprepared) unprepared, unready * See also

#### Antonyms

* (having a low temperature) baking, boiling, heated, hot, scorching, searing, torrid, warm * (of the weather) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).) * (of a person or animal) hot (See the corresponding synonyms of (hot).) * (unfriendly) amiable, friendly, welcoming * (unprepared) prepared, primed, ready

#### Derived terms

* as cold as charity * as cold as ice, cold as ice * as cold as the grave, cold as the grave * blow hot and cold * brass monkeys * bring someone out in a cold sweat * coldness * cold-blooded * cold call * cold case * cold cash * cold comfort * cold cream * cold cuts * cold-eyed * cold feet/get cold feet * cold fish * cold front * * cold-hearted * cold one * cold-read * cold reading * cold snap * cold start * cold storage * cold store * cold sweat * cold turkey * cold war * cold-weld * come in from the cold * freezing cold * get cold feet * give someone the cold shoulder * in cold blood * in the cold light of day * leave someone cold * leave someone out in the cold * make someone's blood run cold * stone-cold * throw cold water on

### Noun

(en noun)
• A condition of low temperature.
• Come in, out of the cold .
• (medicine) A common, usually harmless, viral illness, usually with congestion of the nasal passages and sometimes fever.
• I caught a miserable cold and had to stay home for a week.

#### Synonyms

* (low temperature) coldness * (illness) common cold, coryza, head cold

#### Derived terms

* bitter cold * brass monkey weather * catch cold * catch one's death of cold * cold sore * cold virus * common cold * head cold

#### Coordinate terms

* freeze, frost

• While at low temperature.
• ''The steel was processed cold .
• Without preparation.
• The speaker went in cold and floundered for a topic.
• With finality.
• I knocked him out cold .

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