normative


normative

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.

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

adj.1880, perhaps from French normatif, from Latin norma “rule” (see normal).

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