Meaning of NORM in English

NORM

/ nɔːm; NAmE nɔːrm/ noun

1.

(often the norm ) [ sing. ] a situation or a pattern of behaviour that is usual or expected

SYN rule :

a departure from the norm

Older parents seem to be the norm rather than the exception nowadays.

2.

norms [ pl. ] standards of behaviour that are typical of or accepted within a particular group or society :

social / cultural norms

3.

[ C ] a required or agreed standard, amount, etc. :

detailed education norms for children of particular ages

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent.: from Latin norma precept, rule, carpenter's square.

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