Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or prescribing a norm or standard.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Establishing or setting up a norm, or standard which ought to be conformed to.
  • In petrography, relating to the norm; making up the norm, as distinguished from ‘normal’ in the sense of regular, usual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective relating to or dealing with norms.
  • adjective (Grammar) giving directives or rules; prescriptive. Opposed to descriptive.
  • adjective based on or prescribing a norm or standard.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or using a norm or standard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to or dealing with norms
  • adjective pertaining to giving directives or rules

Etymologies

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From French normatif

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