Associations to the word «Normative»

Wiktionary

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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza