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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**

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**Meaning:**

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 2 | norm ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

A statistic describing the location of a distribution

**Classified under:**

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

**Synonyms:**

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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