Talk:norm

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If "norm" is the noun for "normal", then what is the noun for "abnormal"? – AndreasBlixt 12:31, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Is norm the noun for normal? Kinda, etymologically. I don't think there is any 'abnorm'. Just abnormality then. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:33, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Via French?[edit]

I'd guess due to the lack of an -a at the end, this is via French, while norma isn't. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:49, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

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norm

Rfv-sense "(mathematics) A mode or average", supposedly distinct from the no-special-context sense "(usually definite, the norm) That which is regarded as normal or typical". I don't recall ever hearing this sense in math, and a quick look at google books:"the norm of these|the values" isn't showing me anything.​—msh210 (talk) 18:47, 13 April 2011 (UTC)

RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 05:20, 28 October 2011 (UTC)