- 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.
Origin of norm
OTHER WORDS FROM normnorm·less, adjective
Other definitions for norm (2 of 2)
How to use norm in a sentence
In the process, the government hoped, it would nudge them to adopt new norms for data protection by themselves.Inside China’s unexpected quest to protect data privacy|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Free cancellation policies are likely to become the norm as the industry looks to assure customers.Google Search adds flight, hotel search features around COVID-19|Barry Schwartz|August 13, 2020|Search Engine Land
The first three are problematic in terms of democratic norms and values because Republicans seem to be intentionally making it harder for people to vote.Five Ways Trump And GOP Officials Are Undermining The Election Process|Perry Bacon Jr. (email@example.com)|August 11, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The companies for their part will argue that they’re each in fiercely competitive markets, merely complying with industry norms and aren’t abusing their size or market power to dominate or undermine competitors.Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook set to preview antitrust defenses before Congress|Greg Sterling|July 28, 2020|Search Engine Land
I thought I would just have to accept that as the workplace norm and find a way to cope.10 questions I wish I’d asked prior employers before accepting a job|Alexandra Dobkin|July 27, 2020|Quartz
That fantasy, however, is still heavily regimented by all sorts of norms.‘Empire’ Review: Hip-Hop Musical Chairs with an Insane Soap Opera Twist|Judnick Mayard|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Or you may not have many—or any—friends, recasting your social exclusion as brave defiance of social norms.
“I had started to become disillusioned with the norms of how people put together social structures,” recalls Miller.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It is a crime that goes against all human values and norms,” he continued.Abu Dhabi Treats U.S. Teacher’s Murder as Terrorist Attack|Chris Allbritton|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On his present trajectory, Putin shows no signs that he will conform to international legal and moral norms.
Of these norms, those governing marriage relations were of first importance.
But this could hardly have been due to the existence of firmly established norms of custom.
The norms for girls appear in the second horizontal column, the norms for boys in the column at the bottom.The Science of Human Nature|William Henry Pyle
Grace was more daring than any of the others, and kept the Norms and Miss Mackin busy shouting warnings to her.The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong|Lillian Garis
We thus see that there are presented in such norms two aspects of a very different nature.An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy|W. Tudor Jones
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)