adjective 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
normatively adverbnormativeness noun

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