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Webster 1913 Edition


Norm

Norm

,
Noun.
[L.
norma
a rule. See
Normal
,
Adj.
]
2.
(Biol.)
A typical, structural unit; a type.
Agassiz.

Definition 2022


Norm

Norm

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English

Proper noun

Norm

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Norman

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German

Pronunciation

Noun

Norm f (genitive Norm, plural Normen)

  1. norm (rule that is enforced by members of a community)
  2. technical norm, such as DIN
  3. minimally required performance at work or in sports
  4. (mathematics) norm

norm

norm

See also: Norm

English

Noun

norm (plural norms)

  1. (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'”, in 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."
  2. A rule that is enforced by members of a community.
    Not eating your children is just one of those societal norms.
  3. (philosophy, computer science) A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as a command, permission, or prohibition.
  4. (mathematics) A function, generally denoted or , that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following properties:
    1. if then ;
    2. given a scalar , , where is the absolute value of ;
    3. given two vectors , (the triangle inequality).
  5. (chess) A high level of performance in a chess tournament, several of which are required for a player to receive a title.
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Etymology 2

Back-formation from normed.

Verb

norm (third-person singular simple present norms, present participle norming, simple past and past participle normed)

  1. (analysis) To endow (a vector space, etc) with a norm.
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Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Latin norma

Noun

norm m (definite singular normen, indefinite plural normer, definite plural normene)

  1. norm (that which is normal)

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Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From Latin norma

Noun

norm f (definite singular norma, indefinite plural normer, definite plural normene)

  1. norm (that which is normal)

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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

norm c

  1. norm (that which is normal)
  2. norm (in analysis)

Declension

Inflection of norm 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative norm normen normer normerna
Genitive norms normens normers normernas

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