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norm

noun
 
 
/nɔːm/
[C] an accepted standard, or a way of behaving or doing things that most people agree with: These standards generally exceed the accepted industry norms. We need to recognize Europe's varied cultural, political, and ethical norms. accepted social norms
the norm [S] the amount that is usual, or a situation or type of behaviour that is expected and considered to be typical: Yields fell below the norm for the third year in succession. Delays are likely to be the norm for air travel in the next few weeks.
(Definition of norm from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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