Meaning of NORMATIVE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnȯr-mə-tiv ]


Etymology: French normatif, from norme norm, from Latin norma

Date: 1878

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

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