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 Dictionary entry overview: What does norm mean? 

NORM (noun)
  The noun NORM has 2 senses:

1. a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
2. a statistic describing the location of a distribution

  Familiarity information: NORM used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

NORM (noun)

Sense 1norm [BACK TO TOP]


A standard or model or pattern regarded as typical

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Context example:

the current middle-class norm of two children per family

Hypernyms ("norm" is a kind of...):

criterion; measure; standard; touchstone (a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated)

Sense 2norm [BACK TO TOP]


A statistic describing the location of a distribution

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


average; norm

Context example:

it set the norm for American homes

Hypernyms ("norm" is a kind of...):

statistic (a datum that can be represented numerically)

Domain category:

statistics (a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "norm"):

age norm (the average age at which particular performances are expected to appear)

modal value; mode (the most frequent value of a random variable)

median; median value (the value below which 50% of the cases fall)

mean; mean value (an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n)

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