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noun British English pronunciation: norm /nɔː(r)m/ 
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pluralnorms

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  1. 1
    [countable] something that is usual or expected

    Computer-generated images will become an accepted norm in films.

    the norm:

    These children live in communities where failure is the norm.

    Fast cars have become the norm.

  2. 2
    [singular] an average standard or level
    the norm:

    Students who fall below the norm should be encouraged to improve.

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      norms

      [plural] standards of behaviour that are accepted in a particular society

      Each culture develops its own social norms.

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