norm norm  /ˈnɔrm/


  1. (n) a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
  2. (n) a statistic describing the location of a distribution


  1. Polygamy was the norm in Carolyn Jessop's life.
  2. TV programs in which she appeared consistently drew 14 share points, well above the norm for music shows.
  3. You do it by exposing them to enough cases of people behaving well that it creates a new norm.



    Norm and Carol Yarger celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 8, 2013, at their son, Jon Yarger's home with their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. The former Carol Bemiller and Norman Yarger were married on June 6, 1953, at the Lexington Church of Christ by Clint Gill. They have four children: Terry and (Jodie) Fogle of Lexington; Jeff Yarger of Johnsville; Jerry Yarger of ...
    on June 28, 2013     Source: Mansfield News Journal

  2. WEATHER: Colin breaks down the wet weather

    Shower and thunderstorms will be the norm again this afternoon and evening as a trough of low pressure continues to help set of showers in southeastern North Carolina.
    on June 28, 2013     Source: WECT 6 Wilmington

  3. Is Fast Casual the New "Dining Out" Norm?

    Is Fast Casual the New "Dining Out" Norm?        
    on June 26, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

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