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a. A pattern that is regarded as typical of something: a neighborhood where families with two wage-earners are the norm.
b. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort: journalistic norms.
c. A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group: violated the norms of his community.
a. An average.
b. The magnitude of a vector.
c. The modulus of a complex number.
tr.v. normed, norm·ing, norms
1. To establish or judge in reference to a norm: normed the test on the basis of last year's results.
2. Mathematics To define a norm on (a space).
[French norme, from Old French, from Latin norma, carpenter's square, norm; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Mathematics) normalized
2. (Mathematics) possessing a norm
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