• WordNet 3.6
    • n norm a statistic describing the location of a distribution "it set the norm for American homes"
    • n norm a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical "the current middle-class norm of two children per family"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
    • Norm A rule or authoritative standard; a model; a type; as, deviations from the norm are not tolerated.
    • Norm (Biol) A typical, structural unit; a type.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
    • n norm A rule; a pattern; a model; an authoritative standard.
    • n norm In biology, a typical structural unit; a type.
    • n norm In petrography, in the quantitative classification (see rock), the standard mineral composition of an igneous rock, that is, the chemical composition expressed in terms of standard minerals.
    • n norm An abbreviation of Norman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Norm norm a rule: a pattern: an authoritative standard: a type or typical unit
    • n Norm a perpendicular
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  • Henry Miller
    “Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines --these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.”
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    “In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. norma, a rule. See Normal (a.)


In literature:

So also frenai has given Freeney, chenai, Chaney, and the Norm.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
They'd have adapted to shipboard life as the norm.
"Control Group" by Roger Dee
Similarly a phenomenalism, like that of Hume, takes immediate presence to sense as the norm of being and knowledge.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Even slower than the Traiti, and for them gradual progress is the norm.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
This was the Traiti Homeworld, and physical expression of affection was the norm here.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
That was his principle of action, his norm of judgment.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
I had to get myself up to the norm of physique, and I did so.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
There must be agreement in order to struggle, and the struggle occurs under reciprocal recognition of norms and rules.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
They create and assert new norms of conduct and composition.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
In both passages there is the same sentence-norm.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin

In poetry:

For if ivy and the cool of linen
are the norm of the body I leave behind,
my profile in the sand will be the old
unblushing silence of a crocodile.
"Sonnet" by Federico Garcia Lorca
Trust me, masters, crystals have their day,
Eager to attain the perfect norm,
Lit with purpose, potent to display
Facet, angle, colour, beauty, form.
"Snow" by John Davidson
Ask not if it's god or devil,
Brethren, lest your words imply
Static norms of good and evil
(As in Plato) throned on high;
Such scholastic, inelastic,
Abstract yardsticks we deny.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis

In news:

Norm Wooldridge was truly a stouthearted man LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
Thinking of a proper obituary for my friend Norm Wooldridge, a song kept running through my head.
" Street Smarts " columnist and senior contributing editor Norm Brodsky is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and grown six businesses.
Norm Brodsky's plans change when a deal to sell his company -- again -- falls through. Demand from Emerging Nations and Stringent Emission Norms Drives the Air Filters and Filtration Equipment Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Big classes will be the norm this fall after districts cut lots of teaching positions to balance budget.
Risk and originality go against the grain of what's generally accepted as the norm.
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess".
Norm Van Brocklin (Los Angeles.
Changing religious affiliations become a norm among American faithful.
But these have been the exception, not the norm.
In the dental world, offices assembled by equipment suppliers—rather than trained designers—are the industry norm, and the resulting interiors range from bizarre to bland.
Electronic trading became the norm in Peru before a newly-built trading floor could be utilized, leaving it as little more than a museum now.
Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldA snowman sculpture created by Auburn Resident Norm Tucker and Meadow Vista Resident Marc Krupin stands 14 feet that is lit up too.
The mission of the Pierz Area Coalition (PAC) is to create a collaborative movement that will change community norms regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

In science:

We denote by k · k2 the H 2 (Ω)-norm and by | · |∞ the L∞ (Ω)-norm.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
It is not possible to bound the H s norm at a given time t0 > 0 in terms of Sobolev norms of the initial data.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
The group norms defined in this section are different from the group algebra norms defined in Section 5.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
All through the paper, | · | denotes the euclidean norm on Rd , and |ℓ|1 = Pi |ℓi | the ℓ1 -norm.) Note that for ζ = 0, this is just a usual half-space.
A law of large numbers for random walks in random mixing environments
Let k · kE be a 1-unconditional norm on RN , by which we mean that the standard basis of Rn is a 1-unconditional basis for k · kE (see ; such a norm is also sometimes called absolute).
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices