• (British, America) IPA: /pɹɪˈskɹɪptɪv/


  1. Of or pertaining to prescribing or enjoining, especially an action or behavior based on a norm or standard.
    Synonyms: normative
    Antonyms: descriptive, proscriptive, nonprescriptive
    • For one thing, spoken language tends to be less subjected to prescriptive
      pressures than written language, and hence is a less artificial medium of com-
      munication (written language is often a kind of 'censored' version of spoken
      language). [...]
Related terms Translations
  • Russian: предпи́сывающий

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