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normative

[nawr-muh-tiv] /ˈnɔr mə tɪv/
adjective
1.
of or relating 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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Word Origin and History for normatively

normative

adj.

1880, perhaps from French normatif, from Latin norma "rule" (see normal).

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