Saying "please" when you want something is an example of the norm.
- such a standard of achievement as represented by the median or average achievement of a large group
- a standard of conduct that should or must be followed
- a way of behaving that is typical of a certain group
Origin of normClassical Latin norma, carpenter's square, rule, probably via Etruscan ; from Classical Greek gn?m?n, carpenter's square, literally , one that knows: see gnomon
- a. A pattern that is regarded as typical of something: a neighborhood where families with two wage-earners are the norm.b. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort: journalistic norms.c. A pattern of behavior considered acceptable or proper by a social group: violated the norms of his community.
- Mathematics a. An average.b. The magnitude of a vector.c. The modulus of a complex number.
transitive verbnormed, norm·ing, norms
- To establish or judge in reference to a norm: normed the test on the basis of last year's results.
- Mathematics To define a norm on (a space).
Origin of normFrench norme, from Old French, from Latin norma, carpenter's square, norm; see gn&omacron;- in Indo-European roots.
- (usually definite, the norm) That which is regarded as 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, permission, or prohibition.
- (mathematics) A function, generally denoted or , that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following properties:
- if then ;
- given a scalar , where is the absolute value of ;
- given two vectors , (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.
(third-person singular simple present norms, present participle norming, simple past and past participle normed)
- (analysis) To endow (a vector space, etc) with a norm.
Back-formation from normed.