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".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.