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## NormEtymology: the wordnorm comes from the latin word norma which means "angle measure" or (lawlike) "rule".
In sociology,
In social situations (e.g. meetings), In some groups, norms are consciously prescribed as a set of ground rules. Persons skilled in facilitation assist groups in recognizing norms, as well as establishing norms to promote greater group (or team) effectiveness.
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In mathematics, a - a map which assigns to every element of a vector space a length. See normed vector space;
- the nonnegative integer function in the definition of Euclidean domain.
In psychometrics a norm is a statistical characteristic of a sample used for purposes of comparison. For example, a student's score on a standardized test of academic achievement may be expressed as the percentile rank of that score in a norm group intended to be representative of the population of students.
Norm is also the name of a character in the sitcom "Cheers". | |||||

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