Meaning of NORM in English

NORM

transcription, транскрипция: [ nɔ:(r)m ]

( norms)

1.

Norms are ways of behaving that are considered normal in a particular society.

...the commonly accepted norms of democracy.

...a social norm that says drunkenness is inappropriate behaviour.

N-COUNT : usu pl , usu with supp

2.

If you say that a situation is the norm , you mean that it is usual and expected.

Families of six or seven are the norm in Borough Park...

The changes will lead to more flexible leases, and leases nearer to 15 years than the present norm of 25 years.

N-SING : the N , oft N for/of/in n

3.

A norm is an official standard or level that organizations are expected to reach.

...an agency which would establish European norms and co-ordinate national policies to halt pollution.

N-COUNT : usu with supp

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