norma

noun nor·ma \ˈnȯrmə\

Definition of norma

plural

normae

\-rˌmē\
  1. 1 :  rule, model, standard, norm

  2. 2 anthropology a :  a standard position for viewing a part (as the skull); also :  an aspect of a bodily part (as the cranium) b :  a line or pattern indicating the contour of the cranium

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Origin and Etymology of norma

Latin, carpenter's square, pattern, rule


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noun Nor·ma \ˈnȯr-mə\

Definition of Norma

astronomy

  1. :  a southern constellation that is visible between the constellations of Ara and Lupus and that is represented by the figure of a drafting square … a second group of Dutch astronomers found a binary star in the constellation Norma flickering at 900 times a second. — Tulsa World, 5 May 1996

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1810

First Known Use of norma

1810


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