- 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
Definition for norm (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for 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.
For a country forever cracking down on those perceived as veering from the sexual norm, being gay is finally starting to pay.
Is behind-the-scenes duplicity, cloaked in coming-of-age business dilemma, the new norm for major-label moves?Taylor Swift Dumps Spotify, Igniting Turf War Between Spotify and Apple|Dale Eisinger|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Every one is a judge of everything, for he holds fast to the norm.The New Society|Walther Rathenau
Norm couldn't sleep there without curtains to the windows; no more could we; it is right on the street, almost.
Now Norm had all his evenings to lounge about in, and had not known what to do with them; and he could read quite well.
Mr. Sherrill who had eyes for all that was going on, came forward swiftly and held a cordial hand to Norm.
"Now for supper," said Norm, who with secret delight had thought constantly of the surprise in store for Alf and Rick.
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)