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noun as in average, standard

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In the process, the government hoped, it would nudge them to adopt new norms for data protection by themselves.

Free cancellation policies are likely to become the norm as the industry looks to assure customers.

The first three are problematic in terms of democratic norms and values because Republicans seem to be intentionally making it harder for people to vote.

The companies for their part will argue that they’re each in fiercely competitive markets, merely complying with industry norms and aren’t abusing their size or market power to dominate or undermine competitors.

I thought I would just have to accept that as the workplace norm and find a way to cope.

From Quartz

That fantasy, however, is still heavily regimented by all sorts of norms.

Or you may not have many—or any—friends, recasting your social exclusion as brave defiance of social norms.

“I had started to become disillusioned with the norms of how people put together social structures,” recalls Miller.

“It is a crime that goes against all human values and norms,” he continued.

On his present trajectory, Putin shows no signs that he will conform to international legal and moral norms.

Of these norms, those governing marriage relations were of first importance.

But this could hardly have been due to the existence of firmly established norms of custom.

The norms for girls appear in the second horizontal column, the norms for boys in the column at the bottom.

Grace was more daring than any of the others, and kept the Norms and Miss Mackin busy shouting warnings to her.

We thus see that there are presented in such norms two aspects of a very different nature.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to norms, such as: pattern, benchmark, rule, criterion, measure, and model.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.