normative

[ nawr-muh-tiv ]
/ ˈnɔr mə tɪv /

adjective

of or relating to a norm, especially an assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech, writing, etc.
tending or attempting to establish such a norm, especially by the prescription of rules: normative grammar.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM normative

nor·ma·tive·ly, adverbnor·ma·tive·ness, nounun·nor·ma·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for normative

normative
/ (ˈnɔːmətɪv) /

adjective

implying, creating, or prescribing a norm or standard, as in languagenormative grammar
expressing value judgments or prescriptions as contrasted with stating factsnormative economics
of, relating to, or based on norms

Derived forms of normative

normatively, adverbnormativeness, noun
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