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normative is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of normative in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… space for non normative social behaviors …”

meanings of normative


  1. Of or pertaining to a norm or standard.
  2. Conforming to a norm or norms.
  3. Attempting to establish or prescribe a norm.


  1. A regulation imposed to preserve a norm.

normative frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word normative occurs in english on average 1.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics normative can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that normative can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

3) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with normative


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