- n. Plural form of norm.
“Katz says it's always smart to lay out what she calls "norms," codes of meeting conduct, at the outset, particularly when a group will be holding a series of gatherings.”
“And one of those many "norms" is the acceptance of homosexuality and "same sex marriage" as being equal (or superior!) to monogamous, traditional marriage.”
“This model from Alex Tabarrok is deliberately simplistic and some will probably take offense, but it illustrates why the magnitude of the shift in norms can be quite large compared to the magnitude of the surplus of straight women.”
“They have also declared themselves favorable to reaffirm that the usual way of receiving Communion according to the norms is not on the hand, but in the mouth.”
“Having said that, there are certain norms of respect that are followed (such as using "Usted" etc.) which are primarily ceremonial.”
“Similarly, we live in a western country and to dress according to western norms is perfectly acceptable.”
“The U.K. central bank said new mortgage approvals in July rose to 49,239 from 48,500 in June, but economists said despite the improvement approval levels remain well below long-term norms.”
“That's the highest figure since May 2010 but economists said despite the improvement approval levels remain well below long-term norms.”
“A person with a genetic disposition towards obseity, raised in an environment where consumption of high-fat food and little exercise are the norms, is likely to become obese.”
“Mortgage approvals rose to a two-year high in December, but analysts said the housing market remains weak compared with long-term norms.”
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