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mean vs norm

norm vs mean

mean and norm both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but norm is not an adjective.

mean is a verb but norm is not a verb.

As nouns, norm is a hypernym of mean; that is, norm is a word with a broader meaning than mean:
  • mean: an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
  • norm: a statistic describing the location of a distribution
Other hypernyms of mean include average.
mean (noun) norm (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n a standard or model or pattern regarded as typical
a statistic describing the location of a distribution
mean (adjective) norm (adjective)
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
characterized by malice
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
of no value or worth
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) norm (verb)
mean or intend to express or convey
have as a logical consequence
denote or connote
have in mind as a purpose
have a specified degree of importance
intend to refer to
destine or designate for a certain purpose

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