Appropriate vs Normal - What's the difference?

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As an adjective appropriate

is (obsolete) set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.

As a verb appropriate

is (archaic) to make suitable; to suit.

As a noun normal is

standard.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

appropriate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Set apart for a particular use or person; reserved.
  • Hence, belonging peculiarly; peculiar; suitable; fit; proper.
  • The headmaster wondered what an appropriate measure would be to make the pupil behave better.
  • * (Beilby Porteus)
  • in its strict and appropriate meaning
  • * (Edward Stillingfleet)
  • appropriate acts of divine worship
  • * (John Locke)
  • It is not at all times easy to find words appropriate to express our ideas.
  • Suitable to the social situation or to social respect or social discreetness; socially correct; socially discreet; well-mannered; proper.
  • I don't think it was appropriate for the cashier to tell me out loud in front of all those people at the check-out that my hair-piece looked like it was falling out of place.
    While it is not considered appropriate for a professor to date his student, there is no such concern once the semester has ended.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2011
  • , date=November 10 , author=Jeremy Wilson , title= England Under 21 5 Iceland Under 21 0: match report , work=Telegraph citation , page= , passage=With such focus from within the footballing community this week on Remembrance Sunday, there was something appropriate about Colchester being the venue for last night’s game. Troops from the garrison town formed a guard of honour for both sets of players, who emerged for the national anthem with poppies proudly stitched into their tracksuit jackets. }}
    Synonyms
    * (suited for) apt, felicitous, fitting, suitable
    Antonyms
    * (all senses) inappropriate
    Derived terms
    * appropriateness

    Verb

    (appropriat)
  • (archaic) To make suitable; to suit.
  • (William Paley)
  • To take to oneself in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.}}
  • To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; with to'' or ''for .
  • * 2012 , The Washington Post, David Nakamura and Tom Hamburger, Put armed police in every school, NRA urges
  • “I call on Congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation,” LaPierre said.
  • (transitive, British, ecclesiastical, legal) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.
  • (Blackstone)

    normal

    English

    (wikipedia normal)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • 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