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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]