normative


nor·ma·tive

adjective \ˈnr-mə-tiv\

: based on what is considered to be the usual or correct way of doing something

Full Definition of NORMATIVE

1
:  of, relating to, or determining norms or standards <normative tests>
2
:  conforming to or based on norms <normative behavior> <normative judgments>
3
:  prescribing norms <normative rules of ethics> <normative grammar>
nor·ma·tive·ly adverb
nor·ma·tive·ness noun

Origin of NORMATIVE

French normatif, from norme norm, from Latin norma
First Known Use: 1878

Rhymes with NORMATIVE

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