Norm vs Noun - What's the difference?

norm | noun |

As a proper noun norm

is .

As a noun noun is

(grammar|sensu lato) a name of a thing either a noun substantive, which can stand alone and does not require another word to be joined with it to show its signification, or a noun adjective, which can not stand by itself, but requires to be joined with some other word, in order to make sense.

As a verb noun is

to convert a word to a noun.

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Etymology 1

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


(en noun) (wikipedia norm)
  • That which is regarded as normal or typical.
  • Unemployment is the norm in this part of the country.
  • * {{quote-news
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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


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

    See also

    * normalize, normalise


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    (wikipedia noun)


    (en noun)
  • (grammar, sensu lato) A name of a thing. Either a noun substantive, which can stand alone and does not require another word to be joined with it to show its signification, or a noun adjective, which can not stand by itself, but requires to be joined with some other word, in order to make sense.
  • (grammar, sensu stricto) A word that can be used to refer to a person, animal, place, thing, phenomenon, substance, quality, or idea; one of the basic parts of speech in many languages, including English.
  • Usage notes

    * (sensu stricto) In English (and in many other languages), a noun can serve as the subject or object of a verb. For example, the English words (table) and (computer) are nouns. See .


    * name, nameword * (sensu stricto) noun substantive, substantive


    * (sensu lato) noun substantive = substantive, noun adjective = adjective * (sensu stricto) See also

    Derived terms

    * abstract noun * adjectival noun * attributive noun * collective noun * common noun * concrete noun * count noun * mass noun * non-count noun * noun adjunct * noun clause * noun of assemblage * noun of multitude * noun phrase * plural noun * pronoun * proper noun * uncount noun

    See also

    * countable


    (en verb)
  • To convert a word to a noun.
  • * 1992 , Lewis Acrelius Froman, Language and Power: Books III, IV, and V
  • For example, that females are different from but equal to males is oxymoronic by virtue of the nouned status of female and male as kinds of persons.
  • * 2000 , Andrew J. DuBrin, The complete idiot's guide to leadership
  • However, too much nouning makes you sound bureaucratic, immature, and verbally challenged. Top executives convert far fewer nouns into verbs than do workers at lower levels.


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