norm


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Norm \Norm\, n. [L. norma a rule. See Normal, a.]
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   1. A rule or authoritative standard; a model; a type; as,
      deviations from the norm are not tolerated.
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   2. (Biol.) A typical, structural unit; a type. --Agassiz.
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