# norm

### noun

- a designated standard of average performance of people of a given age, background, etc.
- a standard based on the past average performance of a given individual.

- a real-valued, nonnegative function whose domain is a vector space, with properties such that the function of a vector is zero only when the vector is zero, the function of a scalar times a vector is equal to the absolute value of the scalar times the function of the vector, and the function of the sum of two vectors is less than or equal to the sum of the functional values of each vector. The norm of a real number is its absolute value.
- the greatest difference between two successive points of a given partition.

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### Contemporary Examples of norm

However, in reality, this should be the norm, not a “pleasant surprise.”

But being hung up on before having chance to tell the unnamed desk sergeant I was with the fourth estate is not the norm.

Subjectivity and exaggerating the foibles or bad reasoning of the opposition in political coverage was the norm.

Let me emphatically state that what the Lands are alleged to have done is not the norm.

For people like Woodward who look different than the norm, these kinds of awkward first-liners are a fact of life.

### Historical Examples of norm

Every one is a judge of everything, for he holds fast to the norm.

The New SocietyWalther Rathenau

The mores contain the norm by which, if we should discuss the mores, we should have to judge the mores.

FolkwaysWilliam Graham Sumner

Then they seem true and right, and arise into mores as the norm of welfare.

FolkwaysWilliam Graham Sumner

So also frênai has given Freeney, chênai, Chaney, and the Norm.

The Romance of NamesErnest Weekley

The meaning of a rule, of a norm which the man sets up for himself.

Introduction to the Science of SociologyRobert E. Park