What is the meaning of normative?

adjective

  • Relating to or dealing with norms.
    • usage: "normative discipline"; "normative samples"
  • Pertaining to giving directives or rules.
    • usage: "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
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