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normative

[nawr-muh-tiv] /ˈnɔr mə tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to a norm, especially an assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech, writing, etc.
2.
tending or attempting to establish such a norm, especially by the prescription of rules:
normative grammar.
3.
reflecting the assumption of such a norm or favoring its establishment:
a normative attitude.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; norm + -ative
Related forms
normatively, adverb
normativeness, noun
unnormative, adjective
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Examples for normative
  • He's sunny, mordant and normative.
  • There exists a natural conflict between the economic virtue of free enterprise and the ecclesiastical virtue of normative culture.
  • But moral or normative nationalism itself is a plausible cause of social injustice.
  • The judgments I express tend to be analytic, rather than moral or normative.
  • To decide what counts as a good story is itself a normative political judgment.
  • They cannot distinguish between normative and positive statements.
  • By now, these notions have taken such deep root they have become normative.
  • And in our studies, we've shown that there is a kind of normative decline in sensation-seeking after middle adolescence.
  • normative economics seeks to identify what is economically good and bad.
British Dictionary definitions for normative

normative

/ˈnɔːmətɪv/
adjective
1.
implying, creating, or prescribing a norm or standard, as in language normative grammar
2.
expressing value judgments or prescriptions as contrasted with stating facts normative economics
3.
of, relating to, or based on norms
Derived Forms
normatively, adverb
normativeness, noun
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