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pre·scrip·tive

 (prĭ-skrĭp′tĭv)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or making rules, laws, or directions: prescriptive pronouncements.
b. Linguistics Based on or establishing norms or rules indicating how a language should or should not be used rather than describing the ways in which a language is used.
2. Law Of or relating to acquisition or occupancy by prescription.
3. Archaic Sanctioned or authorized by long-standing custom or usage.

pre·scrip′tive·ly adv.
pre·scrip′tive·ness n.

prescriptive

(prɪˈskrɪptɪv)
adj
1. making or giving directions, rules, or injunctions
2. sanctioned by long-standing usage or custom
3. (Law) derived from or based upon legal prescription: a prescriptive title.
preˈscriptively adv
preˈscriptiveness n

pre•scrip•tive

(prɪˈskrɪp tɪv)

adj.
1. that prescribes; giving directions or injunctions.
2. based on or arising from long-standing usage or custom.
3. concerned with or involving the establishment of norms of correct and incorrect language usage or rules based on these norms; normative: prescriptive grammar.
4. depending on or arising from effective legal prescription, as a right or title established by a long unchallenged tenure.
[1740–50]
pre•scrip′tive•ly, adv.
pre•scrip′tive•ness, n.
pre•scrip′tiv•ism, n.
pre•scrip′tiv•ist, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prescriptive - pertaining to giving directives or rules; "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
descriptive - describing the structure of a language; "descriptive grammar"

prescriptive

adjective dictatorial, rigid, authoritarian, legislating, dogmatic, didactic, preceptive prescriptive attitudes to language on the part of teachers
Translations

prescriptive

[prɪˈskrɪptɪv] ADJ (Jur) [title] → legal; (= sanctioned by custom) → sancionado por la costumbre (Gram) → normativo

prescriptive

[prɪˈskrɪptɪv] adjnormatif/ivepre-season preseason [ˌpriːˈsiːzən] modif [training, tournament, match, game, competition] → de présaison

prescriptive

adjnormativ; to be prescriptiveVorschriften machen

prescriptive

[prɪˈskrɪptɪv] adjnormativo/a
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