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Norma1

[nawr-muh]
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noun, genitive Nor·mae [nawr-mee] /ˈnɔr mi/. Astronomy.
  1. the Rule, a small southern constellation between Lupus and Ara.

Origin of Norma1

From Latin; see origin at norm

Norma2

[nawr-muh]
noun
  1. a female given name.

Norma3

[nawr-muh]
noun
  1. an opera (1831) with music by Vincenzo Bellini.
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Norma

noun Latin genitive Normae (ˈnɔːmiː)
  1. a constellation in the S hemisphere crossed by the Milky Way and lying near Scorpius and Ara
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Word Origin and History for norma

Norma

fem. proper name, probably from Latin norma (see norm).

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norma in Medicine

norma

(nôrmə)
n. pl. nor•mae (-mē)
  1. A line or pattern defining the contour of a part, especially of various aspects of the cranium.
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