Meaning of normative
Pronunciation: (nôr'mu-tiv), [key]
- of or pertaining to a norm, esp. an assumed norm regarded as the standard of correctness in behavior, speech, writing, etc.
- tending or attempting to establish such a norm, esp. by the prescription of rules: normative grammar.
- reflecting the assumption of such a norm or favoring its establishment: a normative attitude.
- normative (Thesaurus)