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



BrE BrE//ˈnɔːmətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɔːrmətɪv//
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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’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: normative