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Definition of normative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

normative

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈnɔːmətɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːrmətɪv//
 
(formal)
 
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describing or setting standards or rules of behaviour a normative approach Word Origin late 19th cent.: from French normatif, -ive, from Latin norma ‘carpenter's square’.
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