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  Dictionary Definition of norm

norm
noun
1. a standard, model, or pattern.
2. a mean or average.
3. Education a. a designated standard of average performance of people of a given age, background, etc. b. a standard of average performance by a person.
[L norma carpenter's square, rule, pattern]
Norm
noun an average citizen viewed as a non-participant in any kind of physical exercise while addicted to watching spectator sports on television. Also, armchair Norm.
[from the name Norm, linked to 'the normal man' of the cartoon character devised for the Life. Be In It promotion campaign, conceived, written and drawn by Alex Stitt, graphic designer, in 1974]