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Definition of normative:

  • (adjective) relating to or dealing with norms; "normative discipline"; "normative samples"
  • (adjective) pertaining to giving directives or rules

Sentence Examples:

The hedonic cannot, according to them, pretend to universal validity, it cannot be normative.

The themes were presented against the broad background in which laws pertinent to work, property, morals, learning, relations between the sexes, individuals, tribes, and other practical knowledge (e.g., symptoms of diseases, avoidance of contamination) were introduced in normative form, though in poetic language.

There are normative principles of prayer as well as the normative principles of thought; and both operate 'long before they come to the surface of human thought and are articulately expounded.'

In short, we must begin with the normative sciences, consider in the second place the historical sciences, in the third place the physical sciences, and in the fourth place the psychical sciences.

We want to know in the physical and psychical sciences whatever is involved in the object of our experience, and in the historical and normative sciences whatever is involved in the demands which reach our will.

Thus is answered the dispute whether logic is empirical or normative, psychological or regulative.

Logic is regulative and normative because empirical.

And, as we trace their history forward towards the present time, we find the positive element coming more and more to the front, until it tends to preponderate over and even completely to supplant the normative aim.

All the social sciences have, then, begun their work at what, from the strictly logical point of view, was the wrong end; instead of first securing a basis of positive science and then building up the normative doctrines upon that basis, they have advanced by repeatedly going backwards towards what should have been their foundations.

Nursing, as we have come to understand our discipline, is not a normative science that stands outside a situation to evaluate current observations against empirically derived and tested normative standards.

It is also comprehensible how, as mere empiricism, it assumed a normative character, and was translated into rules; rules, which are valid within their own sphere, neither more nor less than are all empirical rules.

It may accordingly be described as a normative or regulative science.

Now, on its normative side, aesthetics is ideally the complete rationale of criticism, the systematic achievement, for its own sake, of what the thoughtful critic attempts with less exactness and for the direct purpose of appreciation.

When those are harmonized with each other and with the outer world by reason and experience, they form a power which we can see has been directive, normative in the past, and will continue to be so in the future.