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normative

[nawr-muh-tiv]
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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.
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Origin of normative

First recorded in 1875–80; norm + -ative
Related formsnor·ma·tive·ly, adverbnor·ma·tive·ness, nounun·nor·ma·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for normatively

normative

adjective
  1. implying, creating, or prescribing a norm or standard, as in languagenormative grammar
  2. expressing value judgments or prescriptions as contrasted with stating factsnormative economics
  3. of, relating to, or based on norms
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Derived Formsnormatively, adverbnormativeness, 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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