2016年4月8日 星期五

brash, musing, abnormal, fully contained, normality (normalcy), adenoid, adenoidal,

Slowly, Post-ISIS Tikrit Regains Normalcy A2

Liberated a year ago from Islamic State, Tikrit is being held up by the government and its backers as a success story—despite residents’ complaints about joblessness and militia abuses, Yaroslav Trofimov writes.

When "The epitome of elegant Englishness" took brash Vegas by storm - A moment in history with Noel Coward.

The English singer, actor and playwright was invited to do a show in...

Alexander Payne's new film Nebraska follows in the rich tradition of the American road movie from The Grapes of Wrath to Easy Rider. This is a genre that has lent itself well to screwball comedy, social commentary, counter-cultural critique, and philosophical musing. Jordan Hoffman pays tribute to the road movie form. What's your favorite?


Hollande promises to be a "normal" president, signaling a dramatic change of tone both at home and abroad for the French president after five years in which Sarkozy ruffled feathers with his aggressive, brash personality.
Sarkozy tried to turn this claim against Hollande, saying his "normality" was insufficient to take on the broad economic, political and social challenges facing France.

Jill Radford, 61, who lives in Sheepsetting Lane, said: "I think there used to be a couple living there until they separated. The house went up for sale sometime before Christmas.
"I think there were some young children living there. I could see there were often toys in the front garden."
Ms Radford said she did not know the family and did not think other neighbours were close to them.
Ch Insp Julia Pope said: "This is a very tragic incident, but I would like to reassure people that it is fully contained and there is no threat to anyone in the area.
"We will move to restore normality and access to Mill Close as quickly as possible."

“She always says she dislikes the abnormal, it is so obvious. She says the normal is so much more simply complicated and interesting.”
― from "The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas" by Gertrude Stein

"At some point we want to get to some degree of normalcy, but that remains to be seen," Mr. Tretton said, adding that seeing all the people camped out and lined up for the console "kind of makes all the effort worth it."

The permanent collection is arranged in chronological order, allowing visitors to follow the evolution of styles from the pre-Angkor art of the 6th century, on through the many phases of Angkor, which flourished from the early 9th to the mid-15th centuries.
And when the 140 Angkor statues leave for Bonn, 140 almost equally precious pieces will be taken up for display from the storeroom, another reflection of the museum's return to normalcy.

Normalcy is returning to parts of the market after recent turmoil, a Bank for International Settlements report says.

ordinary or usual; the same as would be expected:
a normal working day
Lively behaviour is normal for a four-year-old child.
It's normal for couples to argue now and then.
They were selling the goods at half the normal cost.
The temperature was above/below normal for the time of year.
Things are back to normal now that we've paid off all our debts.
as per usual/normal
as usual:
Carlo turned up without any money, as per usual.

normality Show phonetics
noun [U] (US ALSO normalcy)
the state of being normal:
Now that the civil war is over, relative normality has returned to the south of the country.The difficulties of getting started on the road, one of the largest
infrastructure projects in Indonesia, reflects the weariness among
tsunami survivors with the long return to normality.

In many applications, it is used in place of the two sample t-test when the
 normality assumption is questionable.
(Assumption of normality 常態性假設/ normality test 常態性檢定)

━━ a. 正常の; 普通の; 標準の, 典型的な; 【数】垂直な, 直角をなす ((to)); 【医・生理】(実験動物が)常態の, 未処置[未免疫]の; 【化】(濃度が)規定の.
━━ n. 常態; 標準; 【数】垂線, 法線; 【物】平均量[値].

 normal curve 【統計】正規曲線.
 nor・mal・cy ━━ n. 〔米〕 =normality.
 normal direction flow 【コンピュータ】(流れ図の)正方向の流れ.
 normal distribution 【統計】正規分布.
 normal end 【コンピュータ】正常終了.
 normal form 【コンピュータ】正規形.

 nor・mal・i・ty ━━ n. 常態, 正常さ. 正常性能;常態;標準狀態/當量濃度
Abnormality 變態性,異常,畸型

 nor・mal・ize ━━ v. 常態[正常]にする; 標準に一致させる; 【コンピュータ】正規化する; (国交などが)正常化する.
nor・mal・i・za・tion n. 正常化; 【コンピュータ】正規化.
nor・mal・iz・ing n. 【冶】焼ならし.
normalized device coordinates 【コンピュータ】正規化装置座標.

 nor・mal・ly ━━ ad. 順当に(いけば); 正規に; 普通に[は].

 normal pace 【労働】標準[適正]ペース.
 normal price 【商業】平準価格, 正常価格.
 normal profit 【経営】正常利益.

 normal school (主にフランスの)師範学校.

 normal time =leveled time.

[名]((通例〜s))アデノイド, 腺(せん)様増殖(症) He's got adenoids.((略式))アデノイドにかかっている.━━[形](またàd・e・nói・dal)1 《解剖学》腺様...
(anatomy) A mass of lymphoid tissue. Lymphoid tissue of the nasopharynx. Also known as pharyngeal tonsil.

[名](複 -mies)[U][C]《外科》アデノイド切除(術).
  1. Of or relating to the adenoids.
  2. Suggestive of the vocal sound caused by abnormally enlarged adenoids: a singer with an adenoidal voice.

  1. self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way.
    "he was brash, cocky, and arrogant"

    • having an ostentatious or tasteless appearance.
      "the cafe was a brash new building"


Pronunciation: /ˈmjuːzɪŋ/


(usually musings)
  • a period of reflection or thought:his musings were interrupted by the sound of the telephone


  • characterized by reflection or deep thought:the sad musing gaze




tr.v., -tained, -tain·ing, -tains.
    1. To have within; hold.
    2. To be capable of holding.
  1. To have as component parts; include or comprise: The album contains many memorable songs.
    1. To hold or keep within limits; restrain: I could hardly contain my curiosity.
    2. To halt the spread or development of; check: Science sought an effective method of containing the disease.
  2. To check the expansion or influence of (a hostile power or ideology) by containment.
  3. Mathematics. To be exactly divisible by.
[Middle English conteinen, from Old French contenir, from Latin continēre : com-, com- + tenēre, to hold.]
containable con·tain'a·ble adj.
SYNONYMS contain, hold, accommodate. These verbs mean to have within or have a capacity. Contain means to have within or have as a part or constituent: The book contains some amusing passages. Hold stresses capacity for containing: The pitcher holds two pints but contains only one. Accommodate refers to capacity for holding comfortably: The restaurant accommodates 50 customers.


  • 発音記号[nɔ'ːrməlsi]
[名][U]((米))正常なこと, 常態.