(noun, verb)


1. a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

- the current middle-class norm of two children per family

Definition categories: link, criterion, measure, standard, touchstone

2. a statistic describing the location of a distribution

- it set the norm for American homes

Similar word(s): average

Definition categories: thought, statistic

Sentences with norm as a noun:

- Unemployment is the norm in this part of the country.

- Not eating your children is just one of those societal norms.


1. (analysis) To endow (a vector space, etc) with a norm.