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Nor.
1. Norman. 2. North. 3. Northern. 4. Norway. 5. Norwegian. * * *
nor.
1. north. 2. northern. * * *
Nora
/nawr"euh, nohr"euh/, n. a female given name, form of Honora. * * * Ancient city, southwest of Cagliari, Sardinia. Ruins from the 7th century BC indicate that the site was ...
Nora Batty
➡ Batty * * *
NORAD
/nawr"ad/, n. a joint U.S.-Canadian air force command responsible for detecting aircraft and space vehicles deemed a threat to the continental airspace. [Nor(th American) A(ir) ...
noradrenaline
/nawr'euh dren"l in, -een'/, n. norepinephrine. Also, noradrenalin /nawr'euh dren"l in/. [1930-35; NOR- + ADRENALINE] * * *
noradrenergic
nor·ad·re·ner·gic (nôr'ăd-rə-nûrʹjĭk) adj. Stimulated by or releasing norepinephrine: noradrenergic neurons.   nor'ad·re·nerʹgi·cal·ly adv. * * *
noradrenergically
See noradrenergic. * * *
Noraid
Noraid or NORAID abbr. Irish Northern Aid Committee. * * *
Norbert
/nawr"beuhrt/, n. a male given name. * * *
Norbert of Xanten, Saint
▪ archbishop of Magdeburg born c. 1080, Xanten, Duchy of Lower Lorraine [Germany] died June 6, 1134, Magdeburg, Saxony; canonized 1582; feast day June 6, among ...
Norbu, Thubten Jigme
▪ 2009 Tashi Tsering; Taktser Rinpoche        Tibetan religious leader, scholar, and activist born Aug. 16, 1922, Takster, Amdo, Tibet died Sept. 5, 2008, Bloomington, ...
Norco
/nawr"koh/, n. a town in S California. 21,126. * * *
Nord
/nawrdd/, n. a department in N France. 2,510,738; 2229 sq. mi. (5770 sq. km). Cap.: Lille. * * *
Nord-du-Québec
▪ region, Canada English  North of Quebec , formerly  Nouveau-Québec        administrative region constituting the northern half of Quebec province, Canada. The ...
Nord-Norge
▪ region, Norway English  Northern Norway        geographic region of Norway. It reaches from Nordland about 575 miles (925 km) northward to the North Cape ...
Nord-Ostsee Kanal
/nawrddt" awst"zay kah nahl"/ German name of Kiel Canal. * * *
Nord-OstseeKanal
Nord-Ost·see Ka·nal (nört-ôstʹzā kä-nälʹ) See Kiel Canal. * * *
Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Nord-Pas-de-Calais [nō̂r pät kä le′] metropolitan region of NE France: 4,793 sq mi (12,414 sq km); pop. 3,965,000; chief city, Lille * * * ▪ region, France  région ...
Nordal, Sigurdur Jóhannesson
▪ Icelandic philologist and writer born September 14, 1886, Eyjólfsstadir, Vatnsdalur, Húnavatnssýsla, Iceland died September 21, 1974, Reykjavík       Icelandic ...
Nordau
/nawrdd"dow/, n. Max Simon /mahks zee"mawn/, 1849-1923, Hungarian author, physician, and leader in the Zionist movement. * * *
Nordau, Max
▪ Hungarian-French physician and writer original name  Max Simon Südfeld   born July 29, 1849, Pest [now Budapest], Hung. died Jan. 23, 1923, Paris, France  physician, ...
Norden
(1922– ) an English broadcaster and writer of comedy whose clever humour has been popular for many years. With Frank Muir he wrote many successful radio and television series. ...
Nordenflycht, Hedvig Charlotta
▪ Swedish poet born November 28, 1718, Stockholm, Sweden died June 29, 1763, Lugnet, near Stockholm  Swedish poet considered to be Sweden's first feminist and remembered for ...
Nordenskiöld, (Nils) Adolf Erik, Frihere (baron)
born Nov. 18, 1832, Helsinki, Fin. died Aug. 12, 1901, Dalbyö, Swed. Finnish-born Swedish geologist, mineralogist, geographer, and explorer. In 1858 he settled in Stockholm ...
Nordenskiöld, Adolf Erik, Baron
▪ Swedish explorer in full  Nils Adolf Erik, Baron Nordenskiöld   born Nov. 18, 1832, Helsinki, Fin. died Aug. 12, 1901, Dalbyö, Sweden       Swedish geologist, ...
Nordenskiöld, Erland
▪ Swedish anthropologist in full  Nils Erland Herbert Nordenskiöld  born July 19, 1877, Strömm, Sweden died July 5, 1932, Stockholm       Swedish ethnologist, ...
Nordenskjöld
/nawr"dn shohld', -sheuhld/; Sw. /noohrdd"deuhn shueld'/, n. 1. Baron Nils Adolf Erik /nils ah"dawlf ay"rddik/, 1832-1901, Swedish arctic explorer, geographer, and geologist; ...
Nordenskjöld Sea.
See Laptev Sea. * * *
Nordenskjöld, Otto
▪ Swedish explorer in full  Nils Otto Gustaf Nordenskjöld   born Dec. 6, 1869, Småland, Sweden died June 2, 1928, Göteborg       Swedish geographer and explorer ...
Nordenskjöld,Baron Nils Adolf Erik
Nor·den·skjöld (nôrʹdn-shōld', -shəld, no͝orʹdən-shœld'), Baron Nils Adolf Erik. 1832-1901. Finnish-born Swedish explorer and geologist who was the first to navigate ...
Norderney
▪ island, North Sea       island off the North Sea coast of Germany. It is one of the East Frisian Islands and part of Lower Saxony Land (state). The island is 8 ...
Nordhausen
/nawrddt"how'zeuhn/, n. a city in central Germany: site of a former Nazi concentration camp. 46,404. * * * ▪ Germany       city, Thuringia Land (state), central ...
Nordheim, Sondre
▪ Norwegian athlete and inventor born c. 1825, , Morgedahl, Telemark, Norway died 1897       Norwegian skier who revolutionized ski design and ski equipment and helped ...
Nordic
—Nordicity /nawr dis"i tee/, n. /nawr"dik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a Germanic people of northern European origin, exemplified by the Scandinavians. 2. ...
Nordic combined
a competition for Nordic skiers comprising ski jumping and cross-country skiing events, the winner having the highest combined score. * * *
Nordic Council of Ministers
▪ Scandinavian political organization       organization of the Nordic states of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden for the purpose of consultation and ...
Nordic skiing
Skiing techniques and events of Scandinavian origin that include cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Nordic events were included in the first Winter Olympics in 1924. See also ...
Nordica
/nawr"di keuh/, n. Lillian (Lillian Norton), 1859-1914, U.S. soprano. * * *
Nordica, Lillian
▪ American opera singer original name  Lilian Norton   born May 12, 1857, Farmington, Maine, U.S. died May 10, 1914, Batavia, Java, Dutch East Indies [now Jakarta, ...
Nordkyn
Nordkyn [nō̂r′kün΄] Cape cape in NE Norway: northernmost point of the European mainland * * *
Nordkyn Cape
/nohrdd"kyuun, noohrdd"-/ a cape in N Norway: the northernmost point of the European mainland. * * *
Nordkyn,Cape
Nord·kyn (nôrʹkən, -kün), Cape The northernmost point of the European mainland, in northern Norway east of North Cape. * * *
Nordland
/nohrdd"lahn, noohrdd"-/, n. a county in N Norway. 243,200; 14,797 sq. mi. (38,325 sq. km). Co. seat: Bodö. * * *
Nördlingen
▪ Germany       city, Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies on the Eger River, northwest of Augsburg. A seat of the bishop of Regensburg in 898, it became a ...
Nördlingen, Battle of
▪ European history [1634]  (Sept. 5–6, 1634), battle fought near Nördlingen in southern Germany. A crushing victory for the Habsburgs (Habsburg, House of) in the Thirty ...
Nordmannfir
Nord·mann fir (nôrdʹmən) n. A widely planted evergreen tree (Abies nordmanniana) native to Greece, Turkey, and the Caucasus, having erect, reddish-brown cones.   [After ...
Nordmeyer, Sir Arnold Henry
▪ New Zealander politician born 1901, Dunedin, N.Z. died February 2, 1989, Wellington       New Zealand politician, an influential figure in the New Zealand Labour ...
Nordoff
/nawr"dof, -dawf/, n. Charles Bernard, 1887-1947, U.S. novelist. * * *
Nordraak, Rikard
▪ Norwegian composer Nordraak also spelled  Nordraach  born June 12, 1842, Christiania [now Oslo], Norway died March 20, 1866, Berlin [Germany]       Norwegian ...
Nordrhein-Westfalen
/nawrddt"rdduyn vest'fah"leuhn/, n. German name of North Rhine-Westphalia. * * *
Nordström, Ludvig Anselm
▪ Swedish author born Feb. 25, 1882, Härnösand, Swed. died April 15, 1942, Stockholm  Swedish writer whose realistic, socially conscious works are set in the Norrland ...
Nore, The
▪ sandbank, England, United Kingdom       sandbank in the Thames Estuary, extending between Shoeburyness (north) and Sheerness (south), county of Kent, southeastern ...
Noreen
/naw reen", nawr"een/, n. a female given name, Irish diminutive of Nora. Also, Norene. * * *
norepinephrine
/nawr'ep euh nef"rin, -reen/, n. 1. Also called noradrenaline. Physiol. a neurotransmitter, released by adrenergic nerve terminals in the autonomic and possibly the central ...
norethindrone
/nawr eth"in drohn'/, n. Pharm. an orally active progestin, C20H26O2, used as a progesterone, esp. as an oral contraceptive in combination with an estrogen. [by shortening and ...
norethynodrel
/nawr'euh thuy"neuh dreuhl, naw reth"euh neuh drel'/, n. Pharm. a progestin, C20H26O2, used in combination with an estrogen in some oral contraceptives. [1955-60; NOR- + ...
Norfolk
/nawr"feuhk/; for 2, 3 also /nawr"fawk/, n. 1. a county in E England. 659,300; 2068 sq. mi. (5355 sq. km). 2. a seaport in SE Virginia: naval base. 266,979. 3. a city in NE ...
Norfolk and Western Railway Company
▪ American railway       former American railroad that originated as an eight-mile single-track line in 1838 to connect Petersburg and City Point (now Hopewell), ...
Norfolk Broads
➡ Broads. * * *
Norfolk four-course system
▪ agriculture       method of agricultural organization established in Norfolk county, England, and in several other counties before the end of the 17th century; it was ...
Norfolk Island
an island in the S Pacific between New Caledonia and New Zealand: a territory of Australia. 1683; 13 sq. mi. (34 sq. km). * * * Norfolk Island Introduction Norfolk Island ...
Norfolk Island pine
a coniferous evergreen tree, Araucaria heterophylla (or A. excelsa), having whorled branches and needlelike foliage, widely cultivated as a houseplant. Also called Australian ...
Norfolk jacket
a loosely belted single-breasted jacket, with box pleats in front and back. Also called Norfolk coat. [1865-70; after NORFOLK county in England] * * *
Norfolk terrier
one of an English breed of small short-legged hunting terriers having a straight, wiry, red, black and tan, or grizzle coat, and dropped ears that distinguish it from the Norwich ...
Norfolk, John Howard, 1st Duke of, Earl Marshal, Lord Howard
▪ English noble born c. 1430 died August 22, 1485, near Market Bosworth, Warwickshire, England       English lord who supported the Yorkist kings in the Wars of the ...
Norfolk, Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th duke of
▪ 2003       British peer and public servant (b. July 21, 1915, London, Eng.—d. June 24, 2002, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, Eng.), inherited (1975) the oldest dukedom ...
Norfolk, Thomas Howard, 2nd duke of
born 1443 died May 21, 1524, Framlingham, Suffolk, Eng. English noble prominent in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII. Son of the 1st duke of Norfolk, he was made steward ...
Norfolk, Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of, Earl Of Surrey, Earl Marshal
▪ English noble [1443-1524] born 1443 died May 21, 1524, Framlingham, Suffolk, Eng.       noble prominent during the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII of ...
Norfolk, Thomas Howard, 3rd duke of
born 1473 died Aug. 25, 1554, Kenninghall, Norfolk, Eng. English noble prominent in the reign of Henry VIII. Son of the 2nd duke of Norfolk, he was made lord high admiral in ...
Norfolk, Thomas Howard, 3rd duke of, earl of Surrey, Earl Marshal
▪ English noble [1473-1554] born 1473 died Aug. 25, 1554, Kenninghall, Norfolk, Eng.       powerful English noble who held a variety of high offices under King Henry ...
Norfolk, Thomas Howard, 4th duke of
born March 10, 1538, Kenninghall, Norfolk, Eng. died June 2, 1572, London English noble executed for his intrigues against Queen Elizabeth I. He was the grandson of the 3rd ...
Norfolk, Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of, Earl Of Surrey, Earl Marshal
▪ English noble [1538-1572] born March 10, 1538, Kenninghall, Norfolk, Eng. died June 2, 1572, London       English nobleman executed for his intrigues against Queen ...
Norfolk, Thomas Mowbray, 1st Duke of, Earl Of Nottingham, Earl Marshal
▪ English noble [1366-1399] born c. 1366 died Sept. 22, 1399, Venice [Italy]       English lord whose quarrel with Henry of Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford (later King ...
Norfolk, Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of
▪ English noble born June 1, 1300, Brotherton, near Pontefract, Yorkshire, Eng. died August 1338       half brother of King Edward II of England and of Edmund of ...
NorfolkIsland
Norfolk Island An island territory of Australia in the southern Pacific Ocean northeast of Sydney. Discovered by Capt. James Cook in 1774, it was formerly a British penal ...
NorfolkIsland pine
Norfolk Island pine n. An evergreen tree (Araucaria heterophylla) with incurved, decurrent needles, native to Norfolk Island in the South Pacific and widely grown as an indoor ...
Norfolkjacket
Norfolk jacket n. A belted jacket with two box pleats in front and back.   [After Norfolk, England.] * * *
NORgate
NOR gate n. A logic gate that simulates the function of the logical operator NOR.   [NOT + OR gate.] * * *
Norgay,Tenzing
Nor·gay (nôrʹgā), Tenzing. 1914-1986. Sherpa guide who with Sir Edmund Hillary made the first ascent of Mount Everest (1953). * * *
Norge
/nawrdd"geuh/, n. Norwegian name of Norway. * * *
Norge, Géo
▪ Belgian author pseudonym of  Georges Mogin  born June 2, 1898, Brussels, Belgium died October 25, 1990, Mougins, France       Belgian poet whose love of language ...
norgestrel
/nawr jes"treuhl/, n. Pharm. a synthetic progestin, C21H28O2, used in some oral contraceptives either alone or in combination with an estrogen. [1965-70; NOR- + (PRO)GEST(OGEN) + ...
nori
nori [nō′rē, nôr′ē] n. LAVER2 seaweed that has been dried and pressed into sheets, used esp. for wrapping sushi * * * no·ri (nôrʹē) n. pl. no·ris An edible, dried ...
noria
/nawr"ee euh, nohr"-/, n. a device consisting of a series of buckets on a wheel, used in Spain and the Orient for raising water. [1785-95; < Sp < Ar na'ura] * * * ▪ ...
Norian Stage
▪ geochronology       middle of three divisions in the Upper Triassic Series, representing those rocks deposited worldwide during Norian time (216.5 million to 203.6 ...
Noric Alps
▪ mountains, Europe German  Norische Alpen,         segment of the Eastern Alps extending across southern Austria between the Hohe Tauern range and Katschberg Pass ...
Noricum
/nawr"i keuhm, nor"-/, n. an ancient Roman province in central Europe, roughly corresponding to the part of Austria south of the Danube. * * * Ancient kingdom and Roman ...
Noriega (Morena), Manuel (Antonio)
born Feb. 11, 1938, Panama City, Pan. Panamanian general who was the actual power behind a civilian president. Born into a poor family, he attended military school in Peru and ...
Noriega, Manuel
▪ Panamanian military leader in full  Manuel Antonio Noriega Morena   born Feb. 11, 1938, Panama City, Pan.       Panamanian military leader, commander of the ...
Noriega,Manuel Antonio
No·ri·e·ga (nôr'ē-āʹgə, nōr'-), Manuel Antonio. Born 1936. Panamanian general. As commander in chief of the Panamanian National Guard, he assumed the role of head of ...
Norilsk
/neuh reelsk"/; Russ. /nu rddyeelsk/, n. a city in the N Russian Federation in Asia, near the mouth of the Yenisei River. 181,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city, ...
norite
—noritic /naw rit"ik/, adj. /nawr"uyt/, n. a granular igneous rock consisting of a mix of light and dark minerals, the former being calcic plagioclase feldspars, and the latter ...
noritic
See norite. * * *
norito
▪ Japanese prayer       in the Shintō religious practices of Japan, words, or prayer, addressed by worshipers to a deity. The efficacy of prayer is founded on the ...
norland
/nawr"leuhnd/, n. Chiefly Brit. Dial. northland. [1570-80; reduced form] * * *
norm
—normless, adj. /nawrm/, n. 1. a standard, model, or pattern. 2. general level or average: Two cars per family is the norm in most suburban communities. 3. Educ. a. a ...
Norm.
Norman. * * *
Norma
/nawr"meuh/, n., gen. Normae /-mee/. Astron. the Rule, a small southern constellation between Lupus and Ara. [ < L; see NORM] /nawr"meuh/, n. 1. (italics) an opera (1831) with ...
normal
—normality, normalness, n. /nawr"meuhl/, adj. 1. conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. 2. serving to establish a standard. 3. ...
Normal
/nawr"meuhl/, n. a city in central Illinois. 35,672. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States       town, McLean county, central Illinois, U.S. At the junction of three ...
normal curve
Statistics. a bell-shaped curve showing a particular distribution of probability over the values of a random variable. Also called Gaussian curve, probability curve. Compare ...
normal distribution
Statistics. a theoretical frequency distribution represented by a normal curve. Also called Gaussian distribution. [1895-1900] * * * In statistics, a frequency distribution in ...
normal divisor
Math. a normal subgroup. * * *
normal equivalent deviate
Statistics. a value x such that the integral of a normal curve over all those values of the independent variable less than x is equal to the given probability. * * *
normal fault
Geol. See gravity fault. [1875-80] * * *
normal magnification
Optics. the magnification produced by a telescope or microscope such that the diameter of the exit pupil of the instrument is equal to the diameter of the pupil of the eye. * * *
normal orthogonal
Math. orthonormal. * * *
normal pentane
Chem. pentane (def. 2). * * *
normal pitch
Mach. See under pitch1 (def. 49a). [1895-1900] * * *
normal saline solution
Pharm. See isotonic sodium chloride solution. * * *
normal school
(formerly) a school offering a two-year course and certification to high-school graduates preparing to be teachers, esp. elementary-school teachers. Cf. teachers ...
normal series
Math. a collection of subgroups of a given group so arranged that the first subgroup is the identity, the last subgroup is the group itself, and each subgroup is a normal ...
normal Zeeman effect
Physics, Optics. See under Zeeman effect. * * *
normalcurve
normal curve n. See bell curve. * * *
normalcy
/nawr"meuhl see/, n. the quality or condition of being normal, as the general economic, political, and social conditions of a nation; normality: After months of living in a state ...
normaldistribution
normal distribution n. A theoretical frequency distribution for a set of variable data, usually represented by a bell-shaped curve symmetrical about the mean. Also called ...
normalfault
normal fault n. Geology A fault in which the hanging wall has moved downward relative to the footwall. * * *
normality
nor·mal·i·ty (nôr-mălʹĭ-tē) n. 1. The state or fact of being normal; normalcy. 2. Chemistry. The concentration of a solution, expressed in gram equivalent weights of ...
normalization
See normalize. * * *
normalize
—normalization, n. /nawr"meuh luyz'/, v., ized, normalizing. v.t. 1. to make normal. 2. to establish or resume (relations) in a normal manner, as between countries. 3. Metall. ...
normalizer
/nawr"meuh luy'zeuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that normalizes. 2. Math. a. the subgroup consisting of elements that commute with a given element. b. the set of elements of a ...
normally
/nawr"meuh lee/, adv. 1. in a normal or regular way: The wound is healing normally. 2. according to rule, general custom, etc.; as a rule; ordinarily; usually. [1590-1600; NORMAL ...
normalmode
normal mode n. The vibrational state of a mechanical system in which the frequency of vibration is the same in all directions. * * *
normalschool
normal school n. A school that trains teachers, chiefly for the elementary grades.   [Translation of French école normale(so called because the first school so named was ...
Norman
/nawr"meuhn/, n. 1. a member of that branch of the Northmen or Scandinavians who in the 10th century conquered Normandy. 2. Also called Norman French. one of the mixed ...
Norman Bates
➡ Bates (III) * * *
Norman Conquest
the conquest of England by the Normans, under William the Conqueror, in 1066. * * * (1066) Military conquest of England by William, duke of Normandy (later William I), mainly ...
Norman dynasty
a succession of English kings founded by Duke William of the duchy of Normandy in northern France, who conquered England in 1066 and whose successors ruled the country to 1154. * ...
Norman Foster
➡ Foster (II) * * *
Norman French
—Norman-French, adj. 1. Also called Norman. the French dialect of the Normans or of Normandy. 2. Norman (def. 2). [1595-1605] * * *
Norman Mailer
➡ Mailer * * *
Norman River
▪ river, Queensland, Australia       river rising in the Gregory Range of the Eastern Highlands of Queensland, Australia, and flowing for 260 miles (420 km) northwest ...
Norman Rockwell
➡ Rockwell * * *
Norman style
▪ architecture  Romanesque architecture (Romanesque art) that developed in Normandy and England between the 11th and 12th centuries and during the general adoption of Gothic ...
Norman Tebbit
➡ Tebbit * * *
Norman Vincent Peale
➡ Peale * * *
Norman Wells
a settlement in the W Northwest Territories, in NW Canada, on the Mackenzie River: oil wells. 200. * * *
Norman, Greg(ory John)
born Feb. 10, 1955, Mount Isa, Queen., Austl. Australian golfer. After losing the 1984 U.S. Open in an 18-hole playoff, he won the British Open in 1986 and repeated that ...
Norman, Jessye
born Sept. 15, 1945, Augusta, Ga., U.S. U.S. soprano. She won the Munich International Music Competition in 1968 and debuted in Berlin as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser (1969). She ...
Norman, Larry David
▪ 2009       American singer-songwriter born April 8, 1947, Corpus Christi, Texas died Feb. 24, 2008, Salem, Ore. was generally regarded as the father of Christian ...
Norman,Jessye
Norman, Jessye. Born 1945. American operatic soprano acclaimed for her versatility and diverse repertoire. * * *
Normanby Island
▪ island, Papua New Guinea       one of the D'Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The island lies 10 miles (16 km) from the eastern tip ...
NormanConquest
Norman Conquest n. The conquest of England by the Normans under William the Conqueror, especially the Battle of Hastings in 1066. * * *
Normand, Mabel
▪ American actress in full  Mabel Ethelreid Normand  born Nov. 9/10, 1892?, Staten Island?, N.Y., U.S. died Feb. 23, 1930, Monrovia, Calif.       American film ...
Normandy
/nawr"meuhn dee/, n. a region in N France along the English Channel: invaded and settled by Scandinavians in the 10th century, becoming a duchy in A.D. 911; later a province, the ...
Normandy Campaign
Allied invasion of northern Europe in World War II that began on June 6, 1944, with the largest amphibious landing in history in Normandy, France. Also called Operation ...
Normandy Invasion
▪ European-United States history Introduction also called  Operation Overlord    during World War II, the Allied invasion of western Europe, which was launched on June 6, ...
Normandy landings
the military operation, beginning on 6 June 1944 ( D-Day) during which large numbers of British, US and Canadian soldiers landed in Normandy in northern France, and began the ...
Normandy, House of
▪ Anglo-Norman family       English royal dynasty that provided three kings of England: William I the Conqueror (reigned 1066–87) and his sons, William II Rufus ...
Normanesque
/nawr'meuh nesk"/, adj. in the style of Norman architecture, a variety of Romanesque architecture. [1835-45; NORMAN + -ESQUE] * * *
NormanFrench
Norman French n. The dialect of Old French used in medieval Normandy. * * *
Normanize
—Normanization, n. —Normanizer, n. /nawr"meuh nuyz'/, v.t., v.i., Normanized, Normanizing. to make or become Norman in customs, language, etc. Also, esp. Brit., ...
normative
—normatively, adv. —normativeness, n. /nawr"meuh tiv/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to a norm, esp. an assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech, ...
normative ethics
▪ philosophy       that part of moral philosophy, or ethics, concerned with criteria of what is morally right and wrong. It includes the formulation of moral rules that ...
normatively
See normative. * * *
normativeness
See normatively. * * *
normed space
Math. any vector space on which a norm is defined. [1970-75] * * *
NormFr
NormFr abbrev. Norman French * * *
normo-
a combining form with the meaning "normal, close to the norm," used in the formation of compound words: normocyte. [NORM or NORM(AL) + -O-] * * *
normoblast
▪ biology       nucleated normal cell occurring in red marrow as a stage or stages in the development of the red blood cell (erythrocyte). Some authorities call the ...
normocyte
—normocytic /nawr'meuh sit"ik/, adj. /nawr"meuh suyt'/, n. Anat. an erythrocyte of normal size. [1895-1900; NORMO- + -CYTE] * * *
normotensive
/nawr'moh ten"siv/, Pathol. adj. 1. characterized by normal arterial tension or blood pressure. n. 2. a normotensive person. [1940-45; NORMO- + TENSIVE, on the model of ...
normothermia
nor·mo·ther·mi·a (nôr'mō-thûrʹmē-ə) n. A condition of normal body temperature.   [Latin norma, norm; see norm + thermo- + -ia1.]   nor'mo·therʹmic adj. * * *
normothermic
See normothermia. * * *
Norn
/nawrn/, n. Scand. Myth. any of three goddesses of fate, the goddess of the past (Urd), the goddess of the present (Verdandi), and the goddess of the future (Skuld). /nawrn/, ...
nornicotine
/nawr nik"euh teen'/, n. an alkaloid, C9H12N2, extracted from tobacco and related to nicotine but having a lower toxicity: used as an agricultural and horticultural ...
Norodom
orig. Vody born 1834, Cambodia died April 24, 1904, Phnom Penh King of Cambodia (r. 1860–1904). Cambodia had been under the joint vassalage of Vietnam and Siam (Thailand) ...
Norodom Sihanouk
/nawr"euh dom' see"euh nook', -deuhm/ Prince, born 1922, Cambodian statesman: premier 1952-60; chief of state 1960-70 and 1975-76. * * * in full Preah Bat Samdech Preah Norodom ...
Noronha, Rui de
▪ African poet and journalist born Oct. 29, 1909, Lourenço Marques, Mozambique died Dec. 25, 1943, Lourenço Marques       African poet and journalist whose work ...
Norplant
/nawr"plant'/ Trademark. a long-term contraceptive for women, usually effective for 5 years, consisting of several small slow-release capsules of progestin implanted under the ...
Norrbotten
▪ county, Sweden       län (county) of northern Sweden, bordering the Gulf of Bothnia, Finland, and Norway. It is Sweden's largest län, as well as the northernmost, ...
Norridge
/nawr"ij, nor"-/, n. a city in NE Illinois, near Chicago. 16,483. * * *
Norris
/nawr"is, nor"-/, n. 1. Charles Gilman, 1881-1945, U.S. novelist and editor. 2. Frank, 1870-1902, U.S. novelist (brother of Charles Gilman). 3. George William, 1861-1944, U.S. ...
Norris, (Benjamin) Frank(lin)
born March 5, 1870, Chicago, Ill., U.S. died Oct. 25, 1902, San Francisco, Calif. U.S. novelist and short-story writer. Norris initially worked as an overseas correspondent and ...
Norris, Frank
▪ American author byname of  Benjamin Franklin Norris   born March 5, 1870, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. died October 25, 1902, San Francisco, California       American ...
Norris, George W(illiam)
born July 11, 1861, Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. died Sept. 2, 1944, McCook, Neb. U.S. politician. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1903 to 1913. In the U.S. Senate ...
Norris, George W.
▪ United States senator in full  George William Norris   born July 11, 1861, Sandusky, Ohio, U.S. died Sept. 2, 1944, McCook, Neb.  U.S. senator noted for his advocacy of ...
Norris, John
▪ British priest and philosopher born 1657, CollingbourneKingston, Wiltshire, Eng. died 1711, Bemerton, Wiltshire  Anglican priest and philosopher remembered as an exponent ...
Norris, Kenneth Stafford
▪ 1999       American marine naturalist and educator whose pioneering work with marine mammals, particularly dolphins, transformed their study into a modern science and ...
Norris,Benjamin Franklin Jr.
Nor·ris (nôrʹĭs, nŏrʹ-), Benjamin Franklin Jr. Known as “Frank.” 1870-1902. American writer noted for his naturalistic novels about American life, including McTeague ...
Norris,George William
Norris, George William. 1861-1944. American politician. A U.S. representative (1903-1913) and senator (1913-1943) from Nebraska, he was instrumental in the founding of the ...
Norrish
/nawr"ish, nor"-/, n. Ronald George Wreyford /ray"feuhrd/, 1897-1978, British chemist: Nobel prize 1967. * * *
Norrish, Ronald George Wreyford
▪ British chemist born Nov. 9, 1897, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died June 7, 1978, Cambridge       British chemist who was the corecipient, with fellow Englishman ...
Norristown
/nawr"is town', nor"-/, n. a borough in SE Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. 34,684. * * * ▪ Pennsylvania, United States       borough (town), seat of Montgomery county, ...
Norris–La Guardia Act
▪ United States [1932]       legislative act passed in 1932 that removed certain legal and judicial barriers against the activities of organized labour in the United ...
Norrköping
/nawrdd"chue'ping/, n. a seaport in SE Sweden. 119,238. * * * ▪ Sweden       town and port, län (county) of Östergötland, Sweden. It lies along the Motala River ...
Norrland
▪ region, Sweden       region, northern Sweden, encompassing the traditional landskaper (provinces) of Gästrikland, Hälsingland, Medelpad, Ångermanland, ...
Norse
/nawrs/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to ancient Scandinavia, its inhabitants, or their language. 2. Norwegian (def. 1). n. 3. (used with a pl. v.) the Norwegians, esp. the ancient ...
Norseman
/nawrs"meuhn/, n., pl. Norsemen. Northman. [1810-20; NORSE + MAN1] * * *
Norske folkeeventyr
▪ work by Asbjørnsen and Moe       (1841–44; Eng. trans. Norwegian Folktales), collections of folktales and legends, by Peter Christen Asbjørnsen and Jørgen ...
Norstad
/nawr"stad, -stahd/, n. Lauris /lawr"is, lohr"-/, born 1907, U.S. Air Force general: Supreme Allied Commander of NATO 1956-63. * * *
Norstad, Lauris
▪ United States general born March 24, 1907, Minneapolis, Minn., U.S. died Sept. 12, 1988, Tucson, Ariz.       U.S. Air Force general, commander of the North Atlantic ...
Norte de Santander
▪ department, Colombia       departamento, northeastern Colombia, bounded east by Venezuela and located where the Andean Cordillera Oriental bifurcate, one arm ...
norteamericano
/nawrdd'te ah me'rddee kah"naw/, n., pl. norteamericanos /-naws/, adj. Spanish. n. 1. a citizen or inhabitant of the U.S., esp. as distinguished from the peoples of ...
norteña
/nawr tayn"yeuh/; Sp. /nawrdd te"nyah/, n. a lively, polkalike folk music chiefly of southern Texas and northern Mexico, usually with Spanish lyrics and played on accordion and ...
north
/nawrth/, n. 1. a cardinal point of the compass, lying in the plane of the meridian and to the left of a person facing the rising sun. Abbr.: N 2. the direction in which this ...
North
/nawrth/, n. 1. Christopher, pen name of John Wilson. 2. Frederick, 2nd Earl of Guilford /gil"feuhrd/ ("Lord North"), 1732-92, British statesman: prime minister 1770-82. 3. Sir ...
North (of Kirtling), Frederick, Lord
later earl of Guilford born April 13, 1732, London, Eng. died Aug. 5, 1792, London English prime minister (1770–82). Elected to Parliament at age 22, he served as lord of ...
North Adams
a city in NW Massachusetts. 18,063. * * * ▪ Massachusetts, United States       city, Berkshire county, northwestern Massachusetts, U.S. It lies along the Hoosic River ...
North Africa
—North African. the northern part of Africa, esp. the region north of the tropical rain forest and comprised of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and that part of Egypt west of ...
North Africa campaigns
(1940–43) Battles in World War II for control of North Africa. After the 1940 victory by Italian troops in Egypt, the Italians were driven back into Libya by British troops. ...
North America
—North American. the northern continent of the Western Hemisphere, extending from Central America to the Arctic Ocean. Highest point, Mt. McKinley, 20,300 ft. (6187 m); lowest, ...
North American Aerospace Defense Command
(abbr NORAD) a military defence organization established in 1957 by the US and Canadian air forces. It has a large underground base in Cheyenne Mountain near Colorado Springs, ...
North American Desert
▪ region, North America Introduction  vast, irregular belt of inhospitable terrain (desert) that stretches north to south down the western side of the North American ...
North American Free Trade Agreement
➡ NAFTA. * * * ▪ Canada-United States-Mexico [1992]  trade pact signed in 1992 that would gradually eliminate most tariffs (tariff) and other trade (free trade) barriers ...
North American Indian languages
Introduction       those languages that are indigenous to the United States and subarctic Canada and that are spoken north of the Mexican border. A number of language ...
North American Indian Women's Association
▪ international organization       organization created in 1970 by Marie Cox and others to foster fellowship between American Indian women. NAIWA was the first ...
North American Nebula
▪ astronomy       (catalog number NGC 7000), ionized-hydrogen region in the constellation Cygnus. The nebula is a cloud of interstellar gas ionized from within by young, ...
North American Plate
Geol. a major tectonic division of the earth's crust, comprising Greenland and the continent of North America and the suboceanic Labrador and North American Basins, and bounded ...
North American Review
▪ American magazine       American magazine (1815–1940), one of the country's leading literary journals of the 19th and 20th centuries. It was founded in Boston, ...
North Andover
a city in NE Massachusetts. 20,129. * * *
North Arlington
a city in NE New Jersey. 16,587. * * *
North Atlantic Current
an ocean current flowing NE toward the British Isles, formed by the convergence of the Gulf Stream and the Labrador Current SE of Newfoundland. Also called North Atlantic ...
North Atlantic Treaty
the treaty (1949) signed by 12 countries, providing for the establishment of NATO. Also called North Atlantic Pact. * * *
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
➡ NATO. * * * Introduction   military alliance established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also called the Washington Treaty) of April 4, 1949, which sought to create a ...
North Attleborough
/at"l berr'oh, -bur'oh/ a city in SE Massachusetts. 21,095. * * *
North Auckland Peninsula
      peninsula of northern North Island, New Zealand, nearly coextensive with Northland (q.v.) local government region. * * *
North Augusta
a city in W South Carolina. 13,593. * * *
North Australia
—North Australian. a former division of Australia; now part of the Northern Territory. * * *
North Ayrshire
▪ council area, Scotland, United Kingdom       council area, southwestern Scotland, along the Firth of Clyde. It encompasses part of the historic region of Cunninghame ...
North Babylon
a city on S Long Island, in SE New York. 19,019. * * *
North Battleford
/bat"l fawrd', -fohrd', -feuhrd/ a city in W central Saskatchewan, in central Canada. 13,158. * * *
North Bay
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 51,639. * * * ▪ Ontario, Canada       city, seat of Nipissing district, southeastern Ontario, Canada. It lies some 205 miles (330 ...
North Bay Shore
a city on S Long Island, in SE New York. 35,020. * * *
North Bedfordshire
a city in Bedfordshire, in central England. 130,500. Formerly, Bedford. * * *
North Bellmore
/bel"mawr, -mohr/ a town on W Long Island, in SE New York. 20,630. * * *
North Belmont
a town in S North Carolina. 10,759. * * *
North Bergen
a township in NE New Jersey. 47,019. * * *
North Borneo
a former name of Sabah. * * *
North Brabant
a province in S Netherlands. 2,071,885; 1965 sq. mi. (5090 sq. km). Cap.: 's Hertogenbosch. * * *
North Branford
a town in S Connecticut. 11,554. * * *
north by east
Navig., Survey. a point on the compass 11°15' east of north. Abbr.: NbE * * *
north by west
Navig., Survey. a point on the compass 11°15' west of north. Abbr.: NbW * * *
North Canadian
North Canadian river flowing from NE N.Mex. east & southeast into the Canadian River in E Okla.: 760 mi (1,223 km) * * *
North Canadian River
River, central Oklahoma, U.S. Formed by the junction of Beaver River and Wolf Creek, it is 440 mi (708 km) long and rises in a high plateau in New Mexico. It flows east through ...
North Canton
/kan"tn/ a town in central Ohio. 14,228. * * *
North Cape
1. a point of land on an island at the N tip of Norway: the northernmost point of Europe. 2. the northern end of North Island, New Zealand. * * *
North Cape Current
▪ oceanic current       oceanic surface current, the northernmost extension of the Norway Current (a part of the North Atlantic Current), bathing the northern coasts of ...
North Carolina
—North Carolinian. a state in the SE United States, on the Atlantic coast. 5,874,429; 52,586 sq. mi. (136,198 sq. km). Cap.: Raleigh. Abbr.: NC (for use with zip code), N.C. * ...
North Carolina, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a horizontal red stripe over a white stripe and, at the hoist, a vertical blue stripe incorporating a white star, ...
North Carolina, University of
▪ university system, North Carolina, United States       state system of higher education in North Carolina, U.S., consisting of a main campus in Chapel Hill and ...
North Carolinian
North Carolinian adj., n. 1. of North Carolina 2. a person born or living in North Carolina * * *
North Cascades
a national park in NW Washington: site of glaciers and mountain lakes. 789 sq. mi. (2043 sq. km). * * *
North Cascades National Park
National park, northwestern Washington, U.S. Established in 1968 to preserve mountain snowfields, glaciers, alpine meadows, and lakes in the northern part of the Cascade Range, ...
North Caucasian
1. a language family including all the Caucasian languages north of the Caucasian divide, as Kabardian and the Circassian language proper, and a few between the divide and the ...
North Caucasus
a region in the S Russian Federation in Europe, E of the Black Sea. * * *
North Channel
a strait between SW Scotland and NE Ireland. 14 mi. (23 km) wide at the narrowest point. * * * ▪ channel, Ontario, Canada       northern arm of Lake Huron (Huron, Lake) ...
North Charleston
a city in SE South Carolina. 65,630. * * *
North Chicago
a city in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan. 38,774. * * * ▪ Illinois, United States  city, Lake county, northeastern Illinois, U.S. North Chicago lies on Lake Michigan ...
North China Plain
▪ plain, China Chinese (Pinyin)  Huabei Pingyuan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Hua-pei P'ing-yüan,  also called  Yellow Plain  or  Huang-Huai-Hai ...
North Circular
a series of roads that join together and pass through many areas of North London. They join the South Circular at the Thames, east and west of London. Until the M25 was built the ...
North College Hill
a city in SW Ohio. 10,990. * * * ▪ Ohio, United States       city, Hamilton county, extreme southwest Ohio, U.S., a residential northern suburb of Cincinnati. The ...
North Cornwall
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative county of Cornwall, southwestern England, in the northeastern part of the county. Most of the ...
North Country
1. the part of England north of the Humber estuary. 2. Alaska and the Yukon territory of Canada (as a geographical and economic unit). * * *
North Dakota
—North Dakotan. a state in the N central United States. 652,695; 70,665 sq. mi. (183,020 sq. km). Cap.: Bismarck. Abbr.: ND (for use with zip code), N. Dak. * * * State (pop., ...
North Dakota State University
▪ university, Fargo, North Dakota, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Fargo, southeastern North Dakota, U.S. North Dakota ...
North Dakota, flag of
▪ Flag History       U.S. state flag consisting of a dark blue field (background) with a coat of arms (arms, coat of) in the centre that includes an eagle with ...
North Dakota, University of
▪ university, Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States       public, coeducational institution of higher learning in Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S. The University of ...
North Dakotan
North Dakotan [də kōt′ən] adj., n. 1. of North Dakota 2. a person born or living in North Dakota * * *
North Devon
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Devon, southwestern England, bordering the Bristol Channel on the north and ...
North Dorset
▪ district, England, United Kingdom       district, administrative and historic county of Dorset, south-central England. North Dorset is an area of rolling countryside ...
North Down
District (pop., 2001: 76,323), eastern Northern Ireland. Located on the southern shores of Belfast Lough, it was established in 1973, with Bangor as its administrative seat. ...
North Downs
North Downs see DOWNS the * * *


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