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noun norm pronunciation in British English /nɔː(r)m/
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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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      [plural] standards of behaviour that are accepted in a particular society
      Each culture develops its own social norms.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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