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normal school (s) (noun), normal schools (pl)
1. An educational institution that serves as a standard for teachers who are instructed in the principles of their profession and who have an opportunity to practice their skills: Allen was attending a local university which is considered a qualified normal school that features superior training programs for those in the teaching profession.
2. Etymology: a "normal school" came from French ecole normale and is derived from the fact that the first school was intended to serve as a standard, or model, to be used by other schools for training teachers.
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