ETYM Latin normalis, from norma rule, pattern, carpenter's square; prob. akin to noscere to know; cf. Greek nossos well known, also, carpenter's square: cf. French normal. Related to Known, Abnormal, Enormous.
1. Conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal.
2. In accordance with scientific laws.
3. (Psychology) Being approximately average or within certain limits in e.g. intelligence and development.
4. (Geometry) Forming a right angle.
ETYM Latin ordinarius, from ordo, ordinis, order: cf. French ordinaire. Related to Order.
Not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree.
ETYM Latin regularis, from regula a rule, from regere to guide, to rule: cf. French régulier. Related to Rule.
Of geometric figures, having all angles and sides equal. Also, of solids, having bases comprised of regular polygons.
1. Conforming to a standard or pattern.
2. In accordance with fixed order or procedure or principle.
3. Not deviating from what is normal.
4. In accord with regular practice or procedure.
5. Relating to a person who does something regularly; SYN. steady.
6. Regularly scheduled for fixed times.
7. Officially full-time.
8. (Used of the military) Belonging to or engaged in by legitimate army forces.
9. Often used as intensifiers; SYN. veritable.
5.regular as clockwork
1. Pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series; or.
2. (Music) Pertaining to or composed in serial technique.