Associations to the word «Normative»
NORMATIVE, adjective. Of or pertaining to a norm or standard.
NORMATIVE, adjective. Conforming to a norm or norms.
NORMATIVE, adjective. Attempting to establish or prescribe a norm.
NORMATIVE ECONOMICS, noun. (economics) economic thought in which one applies moral beliefs, or judgment, claiming that an outcome is "good" or "bad". For example "this tax on cigarettes will be good because it will reduce smoking." Contrast with positive economics.
NORMATIVE ETHICS, noun. (ethics) A branch of ethics concerned with classifying actions as right and wrong, attempting to develop a set of rules governing human conduct, or a set of norms for action.
NORMATIVE GRAMMAR, noun. A standard system of rules and principles for speaking and writing a language.
NORMATIVE, adjective. Relating to or dealing with norms; "normative discipline"; "normative samples".
NORMATIVE, adjective. Pertaining to giving directives or rules; "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage".
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.