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norm

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of norm

  1. 1 what is typical of a group, class, or series sales figures that are within the norm of a store of that size Synonyms of norm average, normal, par, standardWords Related to norm golden mean, mean, median, middle; commonplace, ordinary, rule, run, status quo, usual; exemplar, representativeNear Antonyms of norm abnormality, anomaly, deviation, exception, rarity

  2. 2 norms pl  the code of good conduct for an individual or group societal norms dictate that murder is wrong Synonyms of norm ethos, morality, morals, norms, principles, standardsWords Related to norm customs, dictates, etiquette, manners, mores, values; beliefs, dogma, faith, tenets

Synonym Discussion of norm

average, mean, median, norm mean something that represents a middle point. average is the quotient obtained by dividing the sum total of a set of figures by the number of figures.
    • scored an average of 85 on tests
mean may be the simple average or it may represent value midway between two extremes.
    • a high of 70° and a low of 50° give a mean of 60°
median applies to the value that represents the point at which there are as many instances above as there are below.
    • average of a group of persons earning 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 dollars an hour is 6 dollars, whereas the median is 5 dollars
norm means the average of performance of a significantly large group, class, or grade.
    • scores about the norm for fifth grade arithmetic


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