Bloc voting for allies, and totally blanking your political foes, became the norm.
The idea of living a multifarious identity is something that has always occurred to me to be absolutely the norm.
At the time, polygamy was the norm in Arab tribal society, and marrying widows and divorcées was a noble thing to do.
It started in an era in which drug stores and soda fountains were the norm—as [Tower] was rising, that American ideal died.
That means sticking with what has become the norm: “a neutral old white guy.”
It was just that his mind operated on a different, a higher, plane than the norm.
So also frênai has given Freeney, chênai, Chaney, and the norm.
The variations from the norm of the verse are those described on p. 328, but in proportion fewer.
Every one is a judge of everything, for he holds fast to the norm.
Hence this prayer not only teaches us how to pray, but serves as the norm of all our dispositions of mind.
"standard, pattern, model," 1821, from French norme, from Latin norma "carpenter's square, rule, pattern," of unknown origin. Klein suggests a borrowing (via Etruscan) of Greek gnomon "carpenter's square." The Latin form of the word, norma, was used in English in the sense of "carpenter's square" from 1670s.
mathematics
A real-valued function modelling the length of a vector. The norm must be homogeneous and symmetric and fulfil the following condition: the shortest way to reach a point is to go straight toward it. Every convex symmetric closed surface surrounding point 0 introduces a norm by means of Minkowski functional; all vectors that end on the surface have the same norm then.
The most popular norm is the Euclidean norm.
(2004-02-15)