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Meaning of NORM

Pronunciation:  norm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes"
  2. [n]  a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per family"

NORM is a 4 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: average
 See Also: age norm, criterion, mean, mean value, measure, median, median value, modal value, mode, standard, statistic, touchstone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Norm\, n. [L. norma a rule. See {Normal}, a.]
1. A rule or authoritative standard; a model; a type.

2. (Biol.) A typical, structural unit; a type. --Agassiz.

Computing Dictionary

A real-valued function modelling the length of a vector. The norm must be homogeneous and symmetric and fulfil the following condition: the shortest way to reach a point is to go straight towards it. Every convex symmetric closed surface surrounding point 0 introduces a norm by means of minkowski functional; all vectors that end on the surface have the same norm then.

The most popular norm is the euclidean norm; it is calculated by summing up squares of all coordinates and taking the square root; this is the essence of pythagorus's theorem. In the infinite-dimensional case, the sum is infinite or is replaced with an integral when the number of dimensions is uncountable.

 Definition: the most frequent behavior that the members of a group will show in a specific situation.
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