- The definition of normative is relating to a standard or that which is normal.
An example of something normative is a rule that follows regular procedures; a normative rule.
normative definition by Webster's New World
- of or establishing a norm, or standard
- having to do with usage norms: normative grammar
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- normatively adverb
normative definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Of, relating to, or prescribing a norm or standard: normative grammar.
- norˈma·tive·ly adverb
- norˈma·tive·ness noun