# Norm vs Deviance - What's the difference?

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## As a noun deviance is

deviance (variation from expected behavior or form).

# norm

## English

### Etymology 1

From (etyl) norme, from (etyl), from (etyl) .

#### Noun

(en noun) (wikipedia norm)
• That which is regarded as normal or typical.
• Unemployment is the norm in this part of the country.
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• A rule that is enforced by members of a community.
• Not eating your children is just one of those societal norms .
• (philosophy, computer science) A sentence with non-descriptive meaning, such as a command, permission or prohibition.
• (mathematics) A function, generally denoted $v\mapsto\left, v\right,$ or $v\mapsto\left\, v\right\,$, that maps vectors to non-negative scalars and has the following properties:
• # if $v\ne0$ then $\left\, v\right\, \ne0$;
• # given a scalar $k$, $\left\, kv\right\, =\left, k\right, \cdot\left\, v\right\,$, where $\left, k\right,$ is the absolute value of $k$;
• # given two vectors $v,w$, $\left\, v+w\right\, \le\left\, v\right\, +\left\, w\right\,$ (the triangle inequality).
• (chess) A high level of performance in a chess tournament, several of which are required for a player to receive a title.
• ##### Hyponyms
* (mathematics) absolute value, p -adic absolute value, trivial absolute value
##### Derived terms
* * * absolute norm * adnorm * age norm * Banach norm * basic norm * Bombieri norm * Chebyshev norm * complex norm * copynorm * * Cr -norm * cross norm * Dedekind-Hasse norm * dual norm * ethical norm * Euclidean matrix norm * Euclidean norm * Euclidean vector norm * exonorm * extended norm * field norm * flat norm * four-vector norm * Frobenius matrix norm * Frobenius norm * Frobenius norm function * grandmaster norm * graph norm * Hardy norm * Hilbert-Schmidt norm * ideological norm * induced norm * ?-norm * integral flat norm * * * L-infinity norm * mass norm * matrix F -norm * matrix norm * matrix p -norm * maximum absolute row column norm * maximum absolute row sum norm * maximum norm * metric induced by a norm * minimum norm property * Minkowski norm * moral norm * natural norm * normable * normed * norm form * norm function * normic form * normie * normless * normlessness * norm of an ideal * norm of communism * norm of disinterestedness * norm of organized skepticism * norm of reaction * norm of reciprocity * norm of universalism * norm-referenced * norm-referencing * norm-residue * norm resolvent convergence * norm theorem * nuclear norm * operator norm * p -adic norm * peremptory norm * p -norm * polynomial bar norm * polynomial bracket norm * polynomial norm * pseudonorm * quaternion norm * reduced norm * regular norm * relative norm * semi-norm, seminorm * sexual norm * social norm * spectral norm * spinor norm * spinorial norm * statistical norm * subordinate norm * sup norm, sup-norm * supremum norm * tobacco-free social norm * T-norm, t-norm * trace norm * uniform norm * vector norm * vector p -norm

### Etymology 2

#### Verb

(en verb)
• (analysis) To endow (a vector space, etc) with a norm.
• ##### Derived terms
* norming

* normalize, normalise

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# deviance

## English

(wikipedia deviance)

### Noun

(en noun)
• (sociology) Actions or behaviors that violate formal and informal cultural norms such as laws and customs
• A person or thing that differs from the expected.