Definitions for prescriptiveprɪˈskrɪp tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prescriptive, normative(adj)

    pertaining to giving directives or rules

    "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"

GCIDE

  1. Prescriptive(a.)

    Of or pertaining to the doctrine that acceptable grammatical rules should be prescribed by authority, rather than be determined by common usage.

  2. Origin: [L. praescriptivus of a demurrer or legal exception.]

Wiktionary

  1. prescriptive(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to prescribing or enjoining, especially an action or behavior based on a norm or standard.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prescriptive(adj)

    consisting in, or acquired by, immemorial or long-continued use and enjoyment; as, a prescriptive right of title; pleading the continuance and authority of long custom

  2. Origin: [L. praescriptivus of a demurrer or legal exception.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of prescriptive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of prescriptive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William McNabb:

    We've become more targeted in whom we mailed letters to and more prescriptive in our language.

  2. William McNabb:

    We’ve become more targeted in whom we mailed letters to and more prescriptive in our language.

  3. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

    The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths.

  4. Joseph de Maistre:

    In the whole vast dome of living nature there reigns an open violence, a kind of prescriptive fury which arms all the creatures to their common doom: as soon as you leave the inanimate kingdom you find the decree of violent death inscribed on the very frontiers of life.

  5. Joshua Walden:

    A federal government approach that is overly prescriptive regarding the deployment of new hardware and software will deter the private sector’s ability to invent and compete in the marketplace, worse, it will drive us to relocate our business planning and R&D overseas, where we are being welcomed by foreign countries eager for investment in this new technology area.

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