1. The usual value. 2. The desirable value or behavior.
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naturally occurring radioactive material

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norm 'nȯ(ə)rm n an established standard or average: as
a) a set standard of development or achievement usu. derived from the average or median achievement of a large group
b) a pattern or trait taken to be typical in the behavior of a social group

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(norm) [L. norma rule] a fixed or ideal standard.

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