norm

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From Latin norma (a carpenter's square, a rule, a pattern, a precept).

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norm (plural norms)

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  1. (usually definite, the norm) That which is regarded as normal or typical.
    Unemployment is the norm in this part of the country.
    • 2011 December 16, Denis Campbell, “Hospital staff 'lack skills to cope with dementia patients'”, Guardian:
      "This shocking report proves once again that we urgently need a radical shake-up of hospital care," said Jeremy Hughes, chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society. "Given that people with dementia occupy a quarter of hospital beds and that many leave in worse health than when they were admitted, it is unacceptable that training in dementia care is not the norm."
  2. A rule that is enforced by members of a community.
    Not eating your children is just one of those societal norms.
  3. (philosophy, computer science) A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as a command, permission, or prohibition.
  4. (mathematics) A function, generally denoted v\mapsto\left|v\right| or v\mapsto\left\|v\right\|, that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following properties:
    1. if v\ne0 then \left\|v\right\|\ne0;
    2. given a scalar k, \left\|kv\right\|=\left|k\right|\cdot\left\|v\right\|, where \left|k\right| is the absolute value of k;
    3. given two vectors v,w, \left\|v+w\right\|\le\left\|v\right\|+\left\|w\right\| (the triangle inequality).
  5. (chess) A high level of performance in a chess tournament, several of which are required for a player to receive a title.
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Back-formation from normed.

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norm (third-person singular simple present norms, present participle norming, simple past and past participle normed)

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

  1. norm (that which is normal)

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norm c

  1. norm (that which is normal)
  2. norm (in analysis)

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