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Wordnet 3.0


1. relating to or dealing with norms;
- Example: "normative discipline"
- Example: "normative samples"

2. pertaining to giving directives or rules;
- Example: "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
[syn: prescriptive, normative]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

normative \normative\ adj. 1. relating to or dealing with norms; as, normative discipline; normative samples. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Grammar) giving directives or rules; prescriptive. Opposed to descriptive. Syn: prescriptive. [WordNet 1.5] 3. based on or prescribing a norm or standard; as, normative grammar. [WordNet 1.5]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "normative": 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