the norm

noun

Definition of the norm

1 : an average level of development or achievement She scored well above/below the norm in math.
2 : something (such as a behavior or way of doing something) that is usual or expected Smaller families have become the norm.

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“The norm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20norm. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

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