• WordNet 3.6
    • adj normative pertaining to giving directives or rules "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
    • adj normative relating to or dealing with norms "normative discipline","normative samples"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • normative Establishing or setting up a norm, or standard which ought to be conformed to.
    • normative In petrography, relating to the norm; making up the norm, as distinguished from ‘normal’ in the sense of regular, usual.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Normative establishing a standard
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. norma, a rule.


In literature:

At one extreme, we have the field of normative science, work in which is of necessity that of the individual mind alone.
"Side-lights on Astronomy and Kindred Fields of Popular Science" by Simon Newcomb
We turn to the normative sciences.
"Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1" by Various
It is because of this checking, verifying, corrective function of Logic that it is sometimes called a Regulative or Normative Science.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
The Normative Sciences 180 Sect.
"The Approach to Philosophy" by Ralph Barton Perry
So too it is in prayer that the normative principles of prayer emerge; yet men require teaching how to pray.
"The Idea of God in Early Religions" by F. B. Jevons
Hall 6, Normative Science.
"International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I" by Various
Thus is answered the dispute whether logic is empirical or normative, psychological or regulative.
"Reconstruction in Philosophy" by John Dewey
The normal is the original, and the original is the normative.
"Essays in Experimental Logic" by John Dewey
Thus even in Ethics there is now perceptible in some quarters a tendency to repudiate the normative standpoint.
"The Group Mind" by William McDougall

In news:

State Diagram as an example rather than a normative requirement.
A staggering array of objects meant to illuminate the accomplishments of an artist, culture or epoch has become the norm—at least for institutions with the clout to pull them off.
It was a successful home and season opener for the Rocky Mountain Grizzlies Friday afternoon as they pulled away from the Normative Services Wolves for a 36-7 non-conference victory in Cowley.
The Positive/ Normative Distinction In Economics Is Nonsense But It Doesn't Really Matter.
Historical Reflection on the Normative Cohesion of the West.
To the misnaged-opponent, chassidus was not perceived as a different strand of normative Judaism, nor as a movement to uplift downtrodden Jews – but as an existential threat to Judaism itself.
Economists assume a normative standard of preferences for people.
Friday night at the Normative Services track, west of Sheridan, the annual Relay for Life fundraiser was held, raising money in the fight against cancer.
Seems awfully gender-normative to us—and what's with the a.
Normative, age-indexed data regarding the size of the vaginal opening in prepubertal girls have not been previously reported, to our knowledge.

In science:

The Coq proof is normative; this is only a sketch.
Multi-Level Languages are Generalized Arrows
Is the second choice really incoherent however? Does it violate a reasonable normative requirement? We will see in the next sections that this is not the case.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
We will continue to accept as a normative principle that an agent should aim to avoid incoherent probability assignments.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
This may be a case of confusion between normative and descriptive rules.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
One we have in mind is rooted deeply in the normative concerns presumed to motivate voters to on the one hand divide or on the other unify partisan control of the branches.
Some Quantum-Like Features of Mass Politics in Two-Party Systems
This has turned out to be insufficient as a description of human behavior [All53, Ell61] and it is better suited as a normative theory or design principle in artificial intelligence.
Axioms for Rational Reinforcement Learning
This objective function is extremely important from both normative and positive perspectives, as discussed in the introduction.
Randomized Strategyproof Mechanisms for Facility Location and the Mini-Sum-of-Squares Objective
To summarize, we agree with Jaffe et al. (2004) that the interferometric spectrum of NGC 1068 cannot be explained with amorphous silicate with an olivine normative composition.
On the Anomalous Silicate Absorption Feature of the Prototypical Seyfert 2 Galaxy NGC 1068
Towards a normative Traum, D. & Dillenbourg, model of grounding in collaboration.
Conversation as Action Under Uncertainty
More specifically, each document is converted to a tree of topics and each of the topics is assigned a topic type according to its relationship to the query and to its normative value.
Applying Natural Language Generation to Indicative Summarization
Main characteristics of the documents ISO standards have a strict document organisation9, which reflects the necessity for clearly identifying components such as scope, terms and definitions, normative documents, etc.
Questions & Answers for TEI Newcomers
Evolution of normative behavior in the stag hunt game).
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
In our manuscript, we define “normative behavior” or a “behavioral norm” as a situation in which behaviors are shared among a large ma jority of individuals.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
While punishment in a one -population prisoner’s dilemma can lead to cooperation [125], in the multi -population case it can cause normative behavior (see green and blue areas in Fig. 7A).
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach
Castelfranchi C, Conte R, Paolucci M (1998) Normative reputation and the costs of compliance.
Cooperation, Norms, and Revolutions: A Unified Game-Theoretical Approach