# Synonyms of norm

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## norm

### noun

standardDictionary • Their actions departed from what she called the commonly accepted norms of behaviour.

standard • systems that were by later standards absurdly primitive

rule • according to the rules of quantum theory

model • the Chinese model of economic reform

pattern • the ideal pattern of a good society

mean • Take a hundred and twenty values and calculate the mean.

measure • The local elections were seen as a measure of the government's success.

average • The pay is about the average for a service industry.

criterion • Exam results shouldn't be the only criterion for your choice of school.

benchmark • The truck industry is a benchmark for the economy.

yardstick • an exceptional vintage by any yardstick

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## Additional synonyms

average

An average is the result that you get when you add two or more numbers together and divide the total by the number of numbers you added together. • The pay is about the average for a service industry.

standard,

normal,

usual,

par,

mode,

mean,

rule,

medium,

norm,

run of the mill,

midpoint,

run,

common run

normal,

usual,

par,

mode,

mean,

rule,

medium,

norm,

run of the mill,

midpoint,

run,

common run

benchmark

A benchmark is something whose quality or quantity is known and which can therefore be used as a standard with which other things can be compared. • The truck industry is a benchmark for the economy.

reference point,

gauge,

yardstick,

measure,

level,

example,

standard,

model,

reference,

par,

criterion,

norm,

touchstone

gauge,

yardstick,

measure,

level,

example,

standard,

model,

reference,

par,

criterion,

norm,

touchstone

criterion

A criterion is a factor on which you judge or decide something. • Exam results shouldn't be the only criterion for your choice of school.

## Source

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**norm**from theDictionary definition

an average level of achievement or performance, as of a group or person

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