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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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British Dictionary definitions for normatively

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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