- 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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Origin of norm
OTHER WORDS FROM normnormless, adjective
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Definition for norm (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for norm
In the world of work, virtual meetings have become the norm.Google search trends: People are in search for connection during the lockdown|Russell Welch|August 20, 2020|Search Engine Watch
With all this evidence, mask wearing has become the norm in many places.Cloth Masks Do Protect The Wearer – Breathing In Less Coronavirus Means You Get Less Sick|LGBTQ-Editor|August 20, 2020|No Straight News
“Despite enormous improvements in human health over the past century, we remain far from a situation in which living to 100 years of age in fairly good health is the norm,” the authors said.The Secret to a Long, Healthy Life Is in the Genes of the Oldest Humans Alive|Shelly Fan|August 10, 2020|Singularity Hub
Commitment to democratic norms is faltering widely around the world.
Violations of norms — even the law — become justifiable depending on who is doing the rule-breaking and who is being targeted.What Happened In Portland Shows Just How Fragile Our Democracy Is|Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
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.Is It Wrong for Parents to Lock Up Their Disabled Kids?|Elizabeth Picciuto|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For people like Woodward who look different than the norm, these kinds of awkward first-liners are a fact of life.
It is self-consistent and yet inconsistent with the consistency of the kosmos and its norm of being which is consciousness.
It was through the tutors that modern studies fit for the education of a Renaissance gentleman became the norm.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
Norm liked several men, but he didn't dream about any of them; if he was off his rocker, it was in some other manner.The Romantic Analogue|W.W. Skupeldyckle
Consciousness, therefore, is the norm or standard of reference for all questions arising out of a consideration of spatiality.
Norm likes you; and mother is as much obliged to you as she can be, for getting him to go a-fishing.
British Dictionary definitions for norm (1 of 4)
- the length of a vector expressed as the square root of the sum of the square of its components
- another name for mode (def. 6)