a standard, model, or pattern.
general level or average:
Two cars per family is the norm in most suburban communities.
an average level of achievement or performance, as of a group or person
a standard of achievement or behaviour that is required, desired, or designated as normal
(sociol) an established standard of behaviour shared by members of a social group to which each member is expected to conform
(geology) the theoretical standard mineral composition of an igneous rock
a stereotype of the unathletic Australian male
“standard, pattern, model,” 1821, from French norme, from Latin norma “carpenter’s square, rule, pattern,” of unknown origin. Klein suggests a borrowing (via Etruscan) of Greek gnomon “carpenter’s square.” The Latin form of the word, norma, was used in English in the sense of “carpenter’s square” from 1670s.
A real-valued function modelling the length of a vector. The norm must be homogeneous and symmetric and fulfil the following condition: the shortest way to reach a point is to go straight toward it. Every convex symmetric closed surface surrounding point 0 introduces a norm by means of Minkowski functional; all vectors that end on the surface have the same norm then.
The most popular norm is the Euclidean norm.
[nawr-muh] /ˈnɔr mə/ noun 1. (italics) an opera (1831) with music by Vincenzo Bellini. 2. a female given name. [nawr-muh] /ˈnɔr mə/ noun, genitive Normae [nawr-mee] /ˈnɔr mi/ (Show IPA). Astronomy. 1. the Rule, a small southern constellation between Lupus and Ara. /ˈnɔːmə/ noun (Latin genitive) Normae (ˈnɔːmiː) 1. a constellation in the S hemisphere […]
- Normal antibody
normal antibody n. An antibody that has been induced without known exposure to the specific antigen, usually the result of naturally occurring contact. Also called natural antibody.
- Normal antitoxin
normal antitoxin n. A serum that has the capacity to neutralize an equivalent quantity of normal toxin solution.
[nawr-muh l-see] /ˈnɔr məl si/ noun 1. the quality or condition of being , as the general economic, political, and social conditions of a nation; normality: After months of living in a state of tension, all yearned for a return to normalcy. n. 1857, “mathematical condition of being at right angles,” from normal + -cy. […]