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Meaning of NORMATIVE

Pronunciation:  'normutiv

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (grammar) giving directives or rules; "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
  2. [adj]  dealing with or based on norms; "a normative judgment"
  3. [adj]  based on or prescribing a norm or standard; "normative grammar"
  4. [adj]  relating to or dealing with norms; "normative discipline"; "normative samples"

NORMATIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: prescriptive, received, standard
 Antonyms: descriptive



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: according to Hoyle, accustomed, appropriate, average, common, commonplace, condign, conventional, correct, current, customary, decent, decorous, due, everyday, familiar, fit, fitting, good, habitual, household, kosher, nice, normal, ordinary, popular, predominating, prescriptive, prevailing, proper, regular, regulation, right, right and proper, righteous, rightful, seemly, standard, stock, suitable, universal, usual, vernacular, wonted