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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.
2. Mathematics
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.]


Social norms are standards of behavior or ideas which are common to a group. Conforming to social norms increases a group’s identity.
References in classic literature ?
The first project was, to shorten discourse, by cutting polysyllables into one, and leaving out verbs and participles, because, in reality, all things imaginable are but norms.
The stranger had sojourned in many more lands and among many more peoples than Angel; to his cosmopolitan mind such deviations from the social norm, so immense to domesticity, were no more than are the irregularities of vale and mountain-chain to the whole terrestrial curve.
Norm --Roger de Conde asks permission of no man to do what he would do.
As per the roadmap earlier laid down by the Auto Fuel Policy, BS V norms were to implemented from 01.
According to Social Norms Theory (Berkowitz, 2005; Perkins, 2002, 2003), individuals often have exaggerated perceptions of others approval of problem behaviors.
1) Jorge Dominguez also highlights how the strong Latin American defense of nonintervention in the early twentieth century generated international norms such as the rejection of armed intervention to collect international public debts.
44 times above the norm, the highest levels registered in Sofia's Pavlovo district.
begins by analyzing the creative contributions to the theory of imperatives and norms provided by Polish researchers during the 20th century, then summarizes their reflections and considerations.
It asks how transnational business self-regulation is carried out in the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and tests factors of influence that create or enhance a company's willingness to comply with norms based on voluntary self-commitments.
Social norms are the "prevailing codes of conduct that either prescribe or proscribe behaviors that members of a group can enact" (Lapinski & Rimal, 2005, p.
Social norms act as the glue that helps to govern social institutions and hold humans societies together, but how do we acquire these norms in the first place?
It does not contain general norms of liability or non-liability applicable to categories of actors.