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Norma

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[ nawr-muh ]
/ ˈnɔr mə /
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noun, genitive Nor·mae [nawr-mee]. /ˈnɔr mi/. Astronomy.

the Rule, a small southern constellation between Lupus and Ara.

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Origin of Norma

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First recorded in 1810–15; from Latin; see origin at norm

Definition for Norma (2 of 3)

Norma2
[ nawr-muh ]
/ ˈnɔr mə /

noun

a female given name.

Definition for Norma (3 of 3)

Norma3
[ nawr-muh ]
/ ˈnɔr mə /

noun

an opera (1831) with music by Vincenzo Bellini.
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British Dictionary definitions for Norma

Norma
/ (ˈnɔːmə) /

noun Latin genitive Normae (ˈnɔːmiː)

a constellation in the S hemisphere crossed by the Milky Way and lying near Scorpius and Ara
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Medical definitions for Norma

norma
[ nôrmə ]

n. pl. nor•mae (-mē)

A line or pattern defining the contour of a part, especially of various aspects of the cranium.
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