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norm

noun average, general performance, habit, median, midpoint, model, mold, ordinary run, pattern, point of comparison, regular performance, rule, standard, typical performance
See also: code, criterion, cross section, example, guide, law, paradigm, pattern, rule, standard

norm

something that ought to happen. Associated primarily in modern times with KELSINIAN JURISPRUDENCE, the dictum ‘law is the primary norm that stipulates the sanction’ indicates what is meant by a norm. Kelsen's theory of concretization describes the process of tracing the norm, which makes an official apply the sanction to the ultimate justification for it, the grundnorm.
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Caption: Norm Shannon (right) marvels at a die-cast B-25 Mitchell, Mk II, painted in his squadron colours, given to him as a gift by Patrick Dennis, June 2010.
Caption: BOTTOM LEFT: Esprit de Corps editors, Norm Shannon and Les Peate.
Regan believes Norm is the first dog to have used the human monitor, which cost around [pounds sterling]50 and needs replacing every two weeks.
On November 10, Norm was seen at a specialist eye referral centre in Havant where it was confirmed that his diabetes had caused a rapid development of cataracts leading to blindness in both eyes.
In "Epistemic Norms and the 'Epistemic Game' They Regulate" (above), the authors advance a general case for the idea that epistemic norms regulating the production of beliefs might usefully be understood as social norms.
Norms, Constitutive and Social, and Assertion, ELIZABETH FRICKER
As an operator in the space and cyber domains, we must partner to influence norms of behavior that preserve and improve the usefulness of the space and cyberspace domains.
Thus, alluding to multiple referents when soliciting normative perceptions should also impair the validity of social norm measures.
Norm theory works for the sciences, soft and hard, but as Mazanec acknowledges, it requires significant refinement and narrowing to fit the evolution of weapons technology.
compliance" to describe success in living up to a norm and
Positioning sustainable development as a crucial deviant case that challenges existing theories of norm proliferation, we seek explanations centering on norm definition as a process, rather than on institutionalization as an outcome.
In December 2015, the MoEFCC initiated a welcome first step towards addressing these concerns about air pollution and high water consumption by thermal power plants, when it notified new and tighter norms for emissions from coal based thermal power plants and their water use.