See also: Norm
norm (plural norms)
- (usually definite, the norm) That which is regarded as normal or typical.
- Unemployment is the norm in this part of the country.
- 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, Guardian:
- "This shocking report proves once again that we urgently need a radical shake-up of hospital care," said Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society. "Given that people with dementia occupy a quarter of hospital beds and that many leave in worse health than when they were admitted, it is unacceptable that training in dementia care is not the norm."
- A rule that is enforced by members of a community.
- Not eating your children is just one of those societal norms.
- (philosophy, computer science) A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as a command, permission, or prohibition.
- (mathematics) A function, generally denoted or , that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following properties:
- (chess) A high level of performance in a chess tournament, several of which are required for a player to receive a title.
that which is normal
rule that is enforced by members of a community
philosophy, computer science: sentence with non-descriptive meaning
math: function that maps vectors to non-negative scalars
chess: high level of performance
- norm in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- norm in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- norm (that which is normal)
Inflection of norm
Declension of norm