norm

norm
[[t]nɔ͟ː(r)m[/t]]
norms
1) N-COUNT: usu pl, usu with supp Norms are ways of behaving that are considered normal in a particular society.

The actions taken depart from what she called the commonly accepted norms of democracy.

...a social norm that says drunkenness is inappropriate behaviour.

2) N-SING: the N, oft N for/of/in n If you say that a situation is the norm, you mean that it is usual and expected.

Families of six or seven are the norm in Borough Park...

The changes will lead to more flexible leases, and leases nearer to 15 years than the present norm of 25 years.

3) N-COUNT: usu with supp A norm is an official standard or level that organizations are expected to reach.

...a Europe-wide environmental protection agency which would establish European norms and co-ordinate national policies to halt pollution.


English dictionary. 2008.

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