# Dictionary Definition

norm

### Noun

1 a standard or model or pattern regarded as
typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per
family"

2 a statistic describing the location of a
distribution; "it set the norm for American homes" [syn: average]

# User Contributed Dictionary

see Norm

## English

### Pronunciation

- (UK): /nɔːm/, /nO:m/
- (US): , /nɔrm/, /nOrm/
- Rhymes: -ɔː(r)m

### Etymology 1

#### Noun

- (the norm) That which is regarded as normal or typical.
- Unemployment is the norm in this part of the country.

- A rule that is enforced by members of a community
- A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as command, permission, and prohibition.
- A mode or average
- A function, denoted |v| or ||v||, that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following
properties:
- |v| > 0 or |v| = 0 iff v = 0;
- given a scalar k, |kv| = |k|.|v|, where |k| is the absolute value of k;
- given two vectors v and w, |v + w| ≤ |v| + |w| (the triangle inequality).

##### Derived terms

- 1-norm
- 2-norm
- absolute norm
- adnorm
- age norm
- Banach norm
- basic norm
- Bombieri norm
- Chebyshev norm
- complex norm
- copynorm
- C*-cross norm
- Cr-norm
- cross norm
- Dedekind-Hasse norm
- dual norm
- ethical norm
- Euclidean matrix norm
- Euclidean norm
- Euclidean vector norm
- exonorm
- extended norm
- field norm
- flat norm
- four-vector norm
- Frobenius matrix norm
- Frobenius norm
- Frobenius norm function
- grandmaster norm
- graph norm
- Hardy norm
- Hilbert-Schmidt norm
- ideological norm
- induced norm
- ∞-norm
- integral flat norm
- L1-norm
- l2-norm
- L-infinity norm
- mass norm
- matrix F-norm
- matrix norm
- matrix p-norm
- maximum absolute row column norm
- maximum absolute row sum norm
- maximum norm
- metric induced by a norm
- minimum norm property
- Minkowski norm
- moral norm
- natural norm
- normable
- normed
- norm form
- norm function
- normic form
- normie
- normless
- normlessness
- norm of an ideal
- norm of communism
- norm of disinterestedness
- norm of organized skepticism
- norm of reaction
- norm of reciprocity
- norm of universalism
- norm-referenced
- norm-referencing
- norm-residue
- norm resolvent convergence
- norm theorem
- nuclear norm
- operator norm
- p-adic norm
- peremptory norm
- p-norm
- polynomial bar norm
- polynomial bracket norm
- polynomial norm
- pseudonorm
- quaternion norm
- reduced norm
- regular norm
- relative norm
- semi-norm, seminorm
- sexual norm
- social norm
- spectral norm
- spinor norm
- spinorial norm
- statistical norm
- subordinate norm
- sup norm, sup-norm
- supremum norm
- tobacco-free social norm
- T-norm, t-norm
- trace norm
- uniform norm
- vector norm
- vector p-norm

##### Related terms

##### Translations

that which is normal

- Danish: norm
- Hungarian: norma
- Italian: norma
- Norwegian: norm
- Swedish: norm

in analysis

- Danish: norm
- Hungarian: norma
- Italian: norma
- Swedish: norm

rule that is enforced by members of a community

- Czech: norma
- Italian: norma

### Etymology 2

back-form normed#### Verb

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

##### Derived terms

## Norwegian

### Noun

- norm (that which is normal)

## Swedish

### Pronunciation

### Noun

norm### See also

# Extensive Definition

Norm may refer to:

- Norm (artificial intelligence)
- Norm (philosophy)
- Norm (sociology)
- Normative
- Grandmaster norm, a chess result required to qualify for an official title (also IM norm, WGM norm, etc.)

In mathematics:

- Norm (mathematics), a map that assigns lengths to vectors
- Surface normal, a vector which is perpendicular to a surface
- Field norm in algebraic number theory and Galois theory
- Reduced norm in algebra over a field theory
- The nonnegative integer function in the definition of Euclidean domain
- The product of conjugate elements of an algebraic element
- In descriptive set theory, a map from a set into the ordinals (see prewellordering)
- A statistical concept in psychometrics

Norm may also refer to:

- Norm Macdonald (b. 1963), comedian and star of the 1999-2001 sitcom The Norm Show
- The Norm Show, an American sitcom on ABC (a.k.a. Norm)
- Norm Abram, carpenter in the television show This Old House
- Norm Peterson, a character in the sitcom Cheers and its spin-off Frasier
- Norm the Genie, a villain in The Fairly OddParents
- NORM, Naturally occurring radioactive material
- NORM, NACK-Oriented Reliable Multicast networking protocol (RFC 3940)
- Norm, a character from the video game Crash Nitro Kart
- Norm, a character from the Life. Be in it. campaign.
- Norm, a fictional class of people in PC adventure games featuring Tex Murphy

Norms may refer to:

- Norms Restaurants, a chain of restaurants in Southern California

norm in Czech: Norma

norm in Danish: Norm

norm in German: Norm

norm in Spanish: Norma

norm in Italian: Norma

norm in Portuguese: Norma

norm in Russian: Норма

norm in Finnish: Normi

norm in Swedish: Norm

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Procrustean law, Ten Commandments, Weltanschauung, Zeitgeist, average, axiology, balance, barometer, behavioral norm,
benchmark, business
ethics, canon, center, check, climate, climate of opinion,
code, code of ethics, code
of morals, commandment, convention, criterion, decalogue, degree, dictum, ethic, ethical system, ethics, ethos, form, formality, formula, formulary, gauge, general principle, generality, golden mean,
golden rule, graduated scale, guideline, guiding principle,
happy medium, ideology,
imperative,
intellectual climate, juste-milieu, law, law of nature, legal ethics,
maxim, mean, measure, median, medical ethics, mediocrity, medium, middle, middle course, middle
ground, middle point, middle position, middle state,
middle-of-the-road, midpoint, mitzvah, model, moral, moral climate, moral code,
moral principles, morals,
mores, new morality,
norma, normal, normative system,
norms, order of nature,
ordinance, par, parameter, pattern, prescribed form,
prescription,
principium, principle, principles, professional
ethics, quantity,
reading, readout, regulation, rubric, rule, run, scale, set form, settled
principle, social ethics, spiritual climate, standard, standards, standing order,
tenet, test, touchstone, type, universal law, usual, value, value system, via media,
working principle, working rule, world view, yardstick