1 The set point or reference point in a system that has its output maintained at a constant level. For example, the norm for body core temperature is approximately 37 °C. See also homeostasis.
2 An empirically established standard. Sometimes the norm refers to the normal or average value
3 A social rule, regulation, law, or informal agreement that prescribes and regulates behaviour in a particular situation; violations of norms are subject to sanctions. Many sports sociologists consider that harmonious social interactions within teams are dependent on these shared expectations and obligations. Compare values.
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please,
or login to access all content.