Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun norm

2 senses of norm

Sense 1
norm -- (a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per family")
       => standard, criterion, measure, touchstone -- (a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work")

Sense 2
average, norm -- (a statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes")
       => statistic -- (a datum that can be represented numerically)

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