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 for Normal school
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  School \School\, n. [OE. scole, AS. sc?lu, L. schola, Gr. ?
     leisure, that in which leisure is employed, disputation,
     lecture, a school, probably from the same root as ?, the
     original sense being perhaps, a stopping, a resting. See
     Scheme.]
     1. A place for learned intercourse and instruction; an
        institution for learning; an educational establishment; a
        place for acquiring knowledge and mental training; as, the
        school of the prophets.
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              Disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
                                                    --Acts xix. 9.
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     2. A place of primary instruction; an establishment for the
        instruction of children; as, a primary school; a common
        school; a grammar school.
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              As he sat in the school at his primer. --Chaucer.
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     3. A session of an institution of instruction.
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              How now, Sir Hugh! No school to-day?  --Shak.
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     4. One of the seminaries for teaching logic, metaphysics, and
        theology, which were formed in the Middle Ages, and which
        were characterized by academical disputations and
        subtilties of reasoning.
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              At Cambridge the philosophy of Descartes was still
              dominant in the schools.              --Macaulay.
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     5. The room or hall in English universities where the
        examinations for degrees and honors are held.
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     6. An assemblage of scholars; those who attend upon
        instruction in a school of any kind; a body of pupils.
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              What is the great community of Christians, but one
              of the innumerable schools in the vast plan which
              God has instituted for the education of various
              intelligences?                        --Buckminster.
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     7. The disciples or followers of a teacher; those who hold a
        common doctrine, or accept the same teachings; a sect or
        denomination in philosophy, theology, science, medicine,
        politics, etc.
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              Let no man be less confident in his faith . . . by
              reason of any difference in the several schools of
              Christians.                           --Jer. Taylor.
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     8. The canons, precepts, or body of opinion or practice,
        sanctioned by the authority of a particular class or age;
        as, he was a gentleman of the old school.
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              His face pale but striking, though not handsome
              after the schools.                    --A. S. Hardy.
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     9. Figuratively, any means of knowledge or discipline; as,
        the school of experience.
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     Boarding school, Common school, District school,
     Normal school, etc. See under Boarding, Common,
        District, etc.
  
     High school, a free public school nearest the rank of a
        college. [U. S.]
  
     School board, a corporation established by law in every
        borough or parish in England, and elected by the burgesses
        or ratepayers, with the duty of providing public school
        accommodation for all children in their district.
  
     School committee, School board, an elected committee of
        citizens having charge and care of the public schools in
        any district, town, or city, and responsible for control
        of the money appropriated for school purposes. [U. S.]
  
     School days, the period in which youth are sent to school.
        
  
     School district, a division of a town or city for
        establishing and conducting schools. [U.S.]
  
     Sunday school, or Sabbath school, a school held on Sunday
        for study of the Bible and for religious instruction; the
        pupils, or the teachers and pupils, of such a school,
        collectively.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Normal \Nor"mal\ (n[^o]r"mal), a. [L. normalis, fr. norma rule,
     pattern, carpenter's square; prob. akin to noscere to know;
     cf. Gr. gnw`rimos well known, gnw`mwn gnomon, also,
     carpenter's square: cf. F. normal. See Known, and cf.
     Abnormal, Enormous.]
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     1. According to an established norm, rule, or principle;
        conformed to a type, standard, or regular form; performing
        the proper functions; not abnormal; regular; natural;
        analogical.
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              Deviations from the normal type.      --Hallam.
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     2. (Geom.) According to a square or rule; perpendicular;
        forming a right angle; as, a line normal to the base.
        Specifically: Of or pertaining to a normal.
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     3. (Chem.) Standard; original; exact; typical. Specifically:
        (a) (Quantitative Analysis) Denoting a solution of such
            strength that every cubic centimeter contains the same
            number of milligrams of the element in question as the
            number of its molecular weight.
        (b) (Chem.) Denoting certain hypothetical compounds, as
            acids from which the real acids are obtained by
            dehydration; thus, normal sulphuric acid and normal
            nitric acid are respectively S(OH)6, and N(OH)5.
        (c) (Organ. Chem.) Denoting that series of hydrocarbons in
            which no carbon atom is bound to more than two other
            carbon atoms; as, normal pentane, hexane, etc. Cf.
            Iso-.
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     Normal equations (Method of Least Squares), a set of
        equations of the first degree equal in number to the
        number of unknown quantities, and derived from the
        observations by a specified process. The solution of the
        normal equations gives the most probable values of the
        unknown quantities.
  
     Normal group (Geol.), a group of rocks taken as a standard.
        --Lyell.
  
     Normal place (of a planet or comet) (Astron.), the apparent
        place in the heavens of a planet or comet at a specified
        time, the place having been determined by a considerable
        number of observations, extending perhaps over many days,
        and so combined that the accidental errors of observation
        have largely balanced each other.
  
     Normal school, a school whose methods of instruction are to
        serve as a model for imitation; an institution for the
        training of teachers.
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     Syn: Normal, Regular, Ordinary.
  
     Usage: Regular and ordinary are popular terms of well-known
            signification; normal has now a more specific sense,
            arising out of its use in science. A thing is normal,
            or in its normal state, when strictly conformed to
            those principles of its constitution which mark its
            species or to the standard of a healthy and natural
            condition. It is abnormal when it departs from those
            principles.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  normal school
      n 1: a two-year school for training elementary teachers [syn:
           normal school, teachers college]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "normal school":
     academe, academia, alma mater, college, college of engineering,
     community college, degree-granting institution, four-year college,
     graduate school, institute of technology, ivied halls,
     journalism school, junior college, law school, medical school,
     multiversity, normal, postgraduate school,
     school of communications, school of education, two-year college,
     university, university college, varsity
  
  

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