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norm

noun [C usually plural] uk   /nɔːm/ us    /nɔːrm/
C1 an accepted standard or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with: Europe's varied cultural, political and ethical norms accepted social norms the norm C1 a situation or type of behaviour that is expected and considered to be typical: One child per family is fast becoming the norm in some countries.
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