Definition of norm verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

norm

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//nɔːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɔːrm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they norm
BrE BrE//nɔːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɔːrm//
 
he / she / it norms
BrE BrE//nɔːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɔːrmz//
 
past simple normed
BrE BrE//nɔːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɔːrmd//
 
past participle normed
BrE BrE//nɔːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//nɔːrmd//
 
-ing form norming
BrE BrE//ˈnɔːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːrmɪŋ//
 
 
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norm something to adjust something so that it is of the required standard; to establish a required or agreed standard for something You can use the information to norm the test. What is the best way to norm the output of the models? Word Origin early 19th cent.: from Latin norma ‘precept, rule, carpenter's square’.
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