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.
[nawrn] /nɔrn/ noun 1. an extinct Norse dialect, spoken until early modern times in the Shetland and Orkney Islands and in parts of northern Scotland. [nawrn] /nɔrn/ noun, Scandinavian Mythology. 1. any of three goddesses of fate, the goddess of the past (Urd) the goddess of the present (Verdandi) and the goddess of the future […]
[nawr-nik-uh-teen] /nɔrˈnɪk əˌtin/ noun 1. an alkaloid, C 9 H 1 2 N 2 , extracted from tobacco and related to but having a lower toxicity: used as an agricultural and horticultural insecticide.
- Norodom sihanouk
[see-uh-noo k] /ˈsi əˌnʊk/ noun 1. Prince Norodom [nawr-uh-dom,, -duh m] /ˈnɔr əˌdɒm,, -dəm/ (Show IPA), 1922–2004, Cambodian statesman: premier 1952–60; chief of state 1960–70 and 1975–76. /ˌnɒrəˈdɒm ˈsiːənʊk/ noun 1. See Sihanouk /ˈsɪənʊk/ noun 1. King Norodom (ˌnɒrəˈdɒm). 1922–2012, Cambodian statesman; king of Cambodia (1941–55 and from 1993); prime minister (1955–60), after which he […]
[nawr-oh-vahy-ruh s] /ˈnɔr oʊˌvaɪ rəs/ noun, plural noroviruses 1. any of various single-stranded RNA viruses of the genus Norovirus, of the family Caliciviridae: the most common cause of epidemic viral gastroenteritis in humans. /ˈnɔːrəʊˌvaɪrəs/ noun 1. a virus which is a common cause of gastroenteritis