• WordNet 3.6
    • n Norma a small constellation in the southern hemisphere near Lupus and Ara in the Milky Way
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Marilyn Monroe's real name was Norma Jean.
    • Norma A mason's or a carpenter's square or rule.
    • Norma A norm; a principle or rule; a model; a standard.
    • Norma A templet or gauge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first footprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater (now Mann's Chinese Theater), were made by Norma Talmadge in 1927. Legend has it that she accidentally stepped in wet concrete outside the building. Since then, over 180 stars have been immortalized, along with their hands and feet and even noses (Jimmy Durante).
    • n Norma A rule, measure, or norm.
    • n Norma A square for measuring right angles, used by carpenters, masons, and other artificers to make their work rectangular.
    • n Norma A pattern; a gage; a templet; a model.
    • n Norma The Square, a small southern constellation, introduced by Lacaille in the middle of the eighteenth century, between Vulpes and Ara. It was at first called Norma et regula; but the name is now abridged.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Norma a rule, model: a square for measuring right angles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. norma, a rule.


In literature:

Norma Manion's safety drove every other thought from his mind.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930" by Various
Bellini's opera "Norma" presented by the Woods at the Chestnut St. Theatre, Philadelphia.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Norma, N. J. Jews 7.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
He looked at Norma with an unconsciously speculative eye.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
She plays all the high tragedy roles, doing the Semiramide, Norma and Lucrezia, with a very sanguinary power and effect.
"Physiology of The Opera" by John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
And now, Norma, please keep everybody off my neck that you can.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Every one knew of Giulia Barducci, taken from the chorus, to be the greatest Norma of the age.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
Norma, the tall, slim girl, looked at her mother questioningly.
"Phantom of the Forest" by Lee Francis
I Puritani, La Sonnambula, and Norma, are all well known.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
On our first visit "Norma" was performed.
"The Exploits and Triumphs, in Europe, of Paul Morphy, the Chess Champion" by Frederick Milnes Edge

In news:

Media Press Democrat Ownership Includes Sandy Weill, Norma Person, Jean Schulz, More.
Norma Jean "Nan" Kenawell, 76, Altoona, died Thursday at Altoona Regional.
BRANDON — Norma Saracin Page, 86, died Monday, Nov 5, 2012, at Rutland Health Care Center.
Norma Sewell Photo Provided.
Norma Wenge, 84, passed peacefully, in her home Oct 28, 2012.
Norma Jean Horton Stewart April 16, 1928.
Norma Robinson, 73, Fairfield.
FAIRFIELD — Norma Lee Robinson, 73, of Fairfield, died Oct 29, 2012, at Jefferson County Health Center.
Left to cherish Norma 's life are her sons, Tim Reisner and his wife, Deb, of Golden Valley, Minn.
Left to cherish Norma 's memory are her son, Lowell, and his wife, Diane, of Estherville.
Corsicana — Norma Maynes, age 74, passed away Thursday, Oct 25, 2012 at Heritage Oaks West.
An online guestbook is available at by selecting the Norma Maynes obituary.
Services for Norma Jean Benson, 79, of Tracy, formerly of Salem, S.D.
Norma Jeanne's Cafe opens on Main Street in Cortez.
Norma Jeanne's Cafe opens.

In science:

El generador ξ a de la transformación de norma es un campo vectorial en el espacio-tiempo de fondo ℳ0 .
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Los principales problemas de esta aproximación son dos: (1) el eliminar verdaderamente los grados de libertad espurios; y (2) la interpretación física de los resultados obtenidos en una norma en particular.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Esta ha sido la manera de resolver las ambigüedades de la norma estándar en cosmología [138].
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
La norma síncrona es muy popular para los estudios numéricos y es la norma usada en CMBFAST [192].
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry
Su principal problema es que no elimina completamente la libertad de norma.
The quantum origins of the cosmological asymmetry