Associations to the word «Norm»


NORM, noun. (usually definite) (the norm) That which is regarded as normal or typical.
NORM, noun. A rule that is enforced by members of a community.
NORM, noun. (philosophy) (computer science) A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as a command, permission, or prohibition.
NORM, noun. (mathematics) A function, generally denoted \(v\mapsto\left|v\right|\) or \(v\mapsto\left\|v\right\|\), that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following properties:
NORM, noun. If \(v\ne0\) then \(\left\|v\right\|\ne0\);
NORM, noun. Given a scalar \(k\), \(\left\|kv\right\|=\left|k\right|\cdot\left\|v\right\|\), where \(\left|k\right|\) is the absolute value of \(k\);
NORM, noun. Given two vectors \(v,w\), \(\left\|v+w\right\|\le\left\|v\right\|+\left\|w\right\|\) (the triangle inequality).
NORM, noun. (chess) A high level of performance in a chess tournament, several of which are required for a player to receive a title.
NORM, verb. (analysis) To endow (a vector space, etc) with a norm.
NORM, proper noun. A diminutive of the   male given name Norman

Dictionary definition

NORM, noun. A standard or model or pattern regarded as typical; "the current middle-class norm of two children per family".
NORM, noun. A statistic describing the location of a distribution; "it set the norm for American homes".

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