the norm

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.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : an authoritative standard : model

  2. : a principle of right action binding upon the members of a group and serving to guide, control, or regulate proper and acceptable behavior

  3. : average: such as


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