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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n norm a statistic describing the location of a distribution "it set the norm for American homes"
    • n norm a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical "the current middle-class norm of two children per family"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Bruce Lee was so fast, that they actually had to slow a film down so you could see his moves. That is the opposite of the norm
    • Norm A rule or authoritative standard; a model; a type; as, deviations from the norm are not tolerated.
    • Norm (Biol) A typical, structural unit; a type.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Japan, tipping at restaurants is not a norm. However, some restaurants might add a 5 - 10 % service charge to the bill
    • n norm A rule; a pattern; a model; an authoritative standard.
    • n norm In biology, a typical structural unit; a type.
    • n norm In petrography, in the quantitative classification (see rock), the standard mineral composition of an igneous rock, that is, the chemical composition expressed in terms of standard minerals.
    • n norm An abbreviation of Norman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Norm norm a rule: a pattern: an authoritative standard: a type or typical unit
    • n Norm a perpendicular
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  • Henry Miller
    “Moralities, ethics, laws, customs, beliefs, doctrines --these are of trifling import. All that matters is that the miraculous become the norm.”
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    “In a world where the outrageous has become the norm, stable organizations make no sense.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. norma, a rule. See Normal (a.)


In literature:

So also frenai has given Freeney, chenai, Chaney, and the Norm.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
They'd have adapted to shipboard life as the norm.
"Control Group" by Roger Dee
Similarly a phenomenalism, like that of Hume, takes immediate presence to sense as the norm of being and knowledge.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
Even slower than the Traiti, and for them gradual progress is the norm.
"A Matter of Honor" by Ann Wilson
This was the Traiti Homeworld, and physical expression of affection was the norm here.
"Fearful Symmetry" by Ann Wilson
That was his principle of action, his norm of judgment.
"An Anarchist Woman" by Hutchins Hapgood
I had to get myself up to the norm of physique, and I did so.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
There must be agreement in order to struggle, and the struggle occurs under reciprocal recognition of norms and rules.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
They create and assert new norms of conduct and composition.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
In both passages there is the same sentence-norm.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
This social norm, however, is not the same at any two periods.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
This constitution is the human Norm of law for all the servants of the people.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
For roughly a hundred million years, it was the norm of existence on Glade.
"Student Body" by Floyd L. Wallace
Nicholas Martin had at last achieved a personality whose ecological norm would put him on a level with Raoul St. Cyr.
"The Ego Machine" by Henry Kuttner
Although the regular work schedule was eight hours, workers were called upon to perform volunteer labor and to overfulfill norms.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Norm didn't see the grin.
"The Romantic Analogue" by W.W. Skupeldyckle
Ten groups of norms, limits, and indexes enter into the formulation of plan targets.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
If work norms are regularly exceeded, sentences are shortened accordingly.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The "Witch-hammer" was allowed to establish its own norm of procedure.
"The Magic of the Middle Ages" by Viktor Rydberg
We have not yet established any specific units or norms by which education may be measured.
"The School System of Norway" by David Allen Anderson

In poetry:

For if ivy and the cool of linen
are the norm of the body I leave behind,
my profile in the sand will be the old
unblushing silence of a crocodile.
"Sonnet" by Federico Garcia Lorca
Trust me, masters, crystals have their day,
Eager to attain the perfect norm,
Lit with purpose, potent to display
Facet, angle, colour, beauty, form.
"Snow" by John Davidson
Ask not if it's god or devil,
Brethren, lest your words imply
Static norms of good and evil
(As in Plato) throned on high;
Such scholastic, inelastic,
Abstract yardsticks we deny.
"Evolutionary Hymn" by C S Lewis

In news:

Norm Wooldridge was truly a stouthearted man LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
Thinking of a proper obituary for my friend Norm Wooldridge, a song kept running through my head.
" Street Smarts " columnist and senior contributing editor Norm Brodsky is a veteran entrepreneur who has founded and grown six businesses.
Norm Brodsky's plans change when a deal to sell his company -- again -- falls through. Demand from Emerging Nations and Stringent Emission Norms Drives the Air Filters and Filtration Equipment Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Big classes will be the norm this fall after districts cut lots of teaching positions to balance budget.
Risk and originality go against the grain of what's generally accepted as the norm.
Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis in "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess".
Norm Van Brocklin (Los Angeles.
Changing religious affiliations become a norm among American faithful.
But these have been the exception, not the norm.
In the dental world, offices assembled by equipment suppliers—rather than trained designers—are the industry norm, and the resulting interiors range from bizarre to bland.
Electronic trading became the norm in Peru before a newly-built trading floor could be utilized, leaving it as little more than a museum now.
Kim Palaferri/ Special to The Placer HeraldA snowman sculpture created by Auburn Resident Norm Tucker and Meadow Vista Resident Marc Krupin stands 14 feet that is lit up too.
The mission of the Pierz Area Coalition (PAC) is to create a collaborative movement that will change community norms regarding the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

In science:

We denote by k · k2 the H 2 (Ω)-norm and by | · |∞ the L∞ (Ω)-norm.
Existence and homogenization of the Rayleigh-B\'enard problem
It is not possible to bound the H s norm at a given time t0 > 0 in terms of Sobolev norms of the initial data.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
The group norms defined in this section are different from the group algebra norms defined in Section 5.
Quantum Hidden Subgroup Problems: A Mathematical Perspective
All through the paper, | · | denotes the euclidean norm on Rd, and |ℓ|1 = Pi |ℓi | the ℓ1 -norm.) Note that for ζ = 0, this is just a usual half-space.
A law of large numbers for random walks in random mixing environments
Let k · kE be a 1-unconditional norm on RN, by which we mean that the standard basis of Rn is a 1-unconditional basis for k · kE (see ; such a norm is also sometimes called absolute).
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
In particular, as long as one has the appropriate Lipschitz estimates, the underlying normed spaces need not be unconditional, nor must the norm on matrices even be an operator norm.
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
We remark that when p = q ′, the l.h.s. of (11) was shown by Persson to coincide with both the q -summing norm πq (T ) and the q -nuclear norm νq (T ) of the kernel operator T : ℓq ′ → ℓq given by T (ej ) = P∞k=1 cj k ek .
Concentration of norms and eigenvalues of random matrices
Note that under this identification, the norm k · ke on Er,n corresponds to the usual Euclidean norm on Rrn2 .
A new application of Random Matrices: Ext(C*_{red}(F_2)) is not a group
The following theorem states that the imbedding of L1 (D) ∩ SA,C (D) (with the L1 norm) into LA ∩ SA,C (with the LA norm) is continuous.
Random Surfaces
The vacuum modes A1 and A2 are normalized according to Eq. (2.7) with the scalar product (7.20), taking into account that both AR and AL are normalized and orthogonal, and that the norm of A∗ is the negative norm of A.
Quantum Physics of Simple Optical Instruments
The semi-norms in the basic energy estimate (13) now depend on ε ∈ (0, 1], and, upon applying Gronwall’s inequality, will appear as exponents in the L2 -norm estimates of a prospective generalized solution; this suggests to assume logarithmic bounds on the symbols.
First-order hyperbolic pseudodifferential equations with generalized symbols
We propose a stronger topology for the manifold, controlled by a new norm which we call the Araki norm, as it arises naturally in H.
Duality in quantum information manifolds
So the series is norm convergent to a bounded operator of norm ≤ C := eM .
Duality in quantum information manifolds
Let us start with the manifold M, of as a set, but define its topology using the Araki norm rather than one of the epsilon norms .
Duality in quantum information manifolds
We can see that the trace norm on states is weaker than the norm kX k on the space of perturbations, and therefore also weaker than the Araki norm.
Duality in quantum information manifolds