norm

noun
ADJECTIVE
accepted, established
ethical, moral
cultural, social, societal
community, gender, group, peer
VERB + NORM
be, become

Small families are the norm nowadays.

conform to

Their appearance conforms to the group norm.

break from, challenge
be different from, deviate from, differ from, violate
PREPOSITION
above the norm, below the norm, over the norm

They want to discourage pay settlements over the norm.

norm for

On-screen editing has become the norm for all student work.

norm of

accepted norms of international law

PHRASES
a departure from the norm, a deviation from the norm, an exception to the norm

The new design is a departure from the norm.

the norm rather than the exception

In these areas poverty is the norm rather than the exception.

out of the norm (esp. AmE)

I saw nothing out of the norm.


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