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Pronunciation: [nˈɔːm] (IPA)

The word 'norm' refers to a standard or expectation of behavior or conduct. A few synonyms for this word include tradition, rule, principle, convention, and standard. All of these words convey the idea of an accepted and established way of behavior or practice. The word 'tradition' suggests something that has been handed down from one generation to the next. On the other hand, the word 'rule' implies a formal directive that must be followed. The word 'principle' suggests a fundamental truth or belief that guides behavior. Similarly, the word 'convention' refers to a widely-accepted practice, and 'standard' implies a level of quality or excellence that must be met.

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Antonyms for the word "norm" include words such as abnormality, exception, irregularity, anomaly, and deviation. These words refer to situations that do not match the usual or expected standard, which is the definition of "norm." An abnormality is something that is not normal or satisfactory, differing from the usual pattern. Exception refers to a case that is different from the norm or rule, and an irregularity is something that does not follow the usual pattern or rules. An anomaly is a deviation from what is expected, and a deviation is an action, behavior, or condition that goes against the norm or usual standards.

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Usage examples for Norm

For poetry, Cloister Oldstyle offers a safe norm, from which any wide departure must have a correspondingly strong artistic warrant.
"The Booklover and His Books"
Harry Lyman Koopman
We start with a fairly extended and distinct letter like Caslon for our norm, but even so the problem is in the highest degree complex and baffling.
"The Booklover and His Books"
Harry Lyman Koopman
The fading eyesight of old age does not necessarily set the norm of print; but this is certain, that what age reads without difficulty youth will read without strain, and in view of the excessive burden put upon the eyes by the demands of modern life, it may be worth while to consider whether it is not wise to err on the safer side as regards the size of type, even by an ample margin.
"The Booklover and His Books"
Harry Lyman Koopman

Famous quotes with Norm

  • I know a lot of reporters certainly will go to jail to defend confidential sources. Some have even gone to jail for an issue like this. But I can't say that's the norm.
    Floyd Abrams
  • But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song.
    Travis Barker
  • Something becomes personal when it deviates from the norm.
    Kathryn Bigelow
  • Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature.
    Malcolm Boyd
  • Broadway has changed tremendously from the early days when the shows were referred to as musical comedies. Musical Theater is now a more expanded art form. Back then, singer/actors were not the norm. From the 60's to now, it is necessary to do it all to be a consummate Broadway performer.
    Betty Buckley

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