normative normative  /ˈnɔr mə tɪv/


  1. (adj) relating to or dealing with norms
  2. (adj) pertaining to giving directives or rules


  1. But God's crucifixion and resurrection as Jesus are all normative in Christianity.
  2. Traditionally, young white males were not only the usual student at med schools but also the normative patient.
  3. Unless, of course, crazy is your normative state.



  1. "The vast majority of the Judea and Samaria residents are normative people," General Ashkenazi said. "Unfortunately, a small por-tion of them are not so. I am saddened by some of the recent remarks, which are very much against the Jewish...
    on Nov 24, 2008 By: Gabi Ashkenazi Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "I unequivocally reject the attempt to focus a state-sponsored campaign on a delusional minority that suffers from a normative defect," Yishai said, "Jerusalem and Amsterdam are the same for these people. Therefore, those who fail to...
    on May 29, 2007 By: Eli Yishai Source: Ynetnews

  3. "The normative message is that it is wrong to block the Internet," said Tim Wu, a professor at Columbia Law School who is the chairman of Free Press, an advocacy group that filed the complaint about Comcast for which Mr. Martin is proposing a...
    on Jul 12, 2008 By: Tim Wu Source: New York Times

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