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norm

norm

 
pronunciation:
norm
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a model or standard, esp. one that is generally accepted or followed.
Society often dealt severely with people whose behavior was considered outside the norm.
 
synonyms:
criterion, standard, usual
similar words:
average, canon, custom, gauge, mark, model, par, touchstone, yardstick
definition 2: an average or average range as measured across a large group.
Seven children in an urban family is outside the norm.Your child scored within the norm for fourth grade reading.
synonyms:
average, par, standard
similar words:
example, paradigm, precedent, prototype, rule