norm

see also: Norm, NORM

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Noun

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see also: Norm, NORM

Pronunciation

- (
*British*) IPA: /nɔːm/ - (
*America*) enPR: nôrm, IPA: /nɔɹm/^{help}

**norm** (*plural* norms)

- That which is normal or typical.
*Unemployment is the***norm**in this part of the country.

- A rule that is enforced by members of a community.
*Not eating your children is just one of those societal***norms**.

- (
*philosophy, computer science*) A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as a command, permissionor prohibition. ( *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:- if v\ne0 then \left\|v\right\|\ne0;
- given a scalar k, \left\|kv\right\|=\left|k\right|\cdot\left\|v\right\|, where \left|k\right| is the absolute value of k;
- given two vectors v,w, \left\|v+w\right\|\le\left\|v\right\|+\left\|w\right\| (the triangle inequality).

- (
*chess*) A high level of performance in a chess tournament, several of which are required for a player to receive a title.

**norm** (norms, *present participle* norming; *past and past participle* normed)

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

**Norm**Proper noun

*A male given name*

**NORM**Noun

**norm**

*Initialism of*naturally occurring radioactive materials**2016**, World Nuclear Association- Radon in homes is one occurrence of
**NORM**which may give rise to concern and action to control it, by ventilation.

- Radon in homes is one occurrence of

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