English: what does normative mean?

Tutoring English, vocabulary is always interesting. The tutor defines normative.

normative (adj):

either setting a standard or following one.

The principal watched students perform skateboard tricks in the hall. He observed that, while spectacular, their behaviour wasn’t normative.

Source:

Barber, Katherine, et al. Oxford Canadian Dictionary of Current English. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2005.

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