normative

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adjective nor·ma·tive \ˈnȯr-mə-tiv\

Definition of normative

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or determining norms or standards normative tests

  2. 2 :  conforming to or based on norms normative behavior normative judgments

  3. 3 :  prescribing (see prescribe 1) norms normative rules of ethics normative grammar

normatively

adverb

normativeness

noun

Origin and Etymology of normative

French normatif, from norme norm, from Latin norma


First Known Use: 1852


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normative

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adjective nor·ma·tive \ˈnȯr-mə-tiv\

Definition of normative for English Language Learners

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


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