normative


From 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]
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