One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘talks intended to establish norms of diplomatic behaviour’
convention, standard, criterion, measure, gauge, yardstick, benchmark, point of reference, touchstone, barometer, litmus test, basis, scale, rule, formula, pattern, guide, guideline, model, exemplar, type
2the norm‘child protection teams are now the norm in local authorities’
standard, usual, normal, typical, average, the rule, predictable, unexceptional, par for the course, what one would expect, expected, to be expected, only to be expected
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