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1 what is typical of a group, class, or series

  • sales figures that are within the norm of a store of that size
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2 norms plural the code of good conduct for an individual or group

  • societal norms dictate that murder is wrong
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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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