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Conforming to a standard of correctness through prescribed norms, rules, or recommendations, as opposed to mere description or statement of facts; evaluative, not descriptive. For example, normative data is collected not just to describe ("What is this?") but to understand ("What is going on?") the underlying phenomenon.

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When starting a business you need to decide if you want it to be following the normative cultures or if better to be outside the box.
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There is a normative in the military, the chain of command shapes their soldiers in rank form. It may seem easier to fit in.
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They thought they should approach the problem in a normative manner, because it might be a bad idea to try to do something different.
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