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prescriptive

pre·scrip·tive

prescriptive

 
 
pronunciation:
prih skrIp tihv
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Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: that prescribes; setting down rules.
According to a prescriptive view of grammar, it is incorrect to say "different than" rather than "different from."
definition 2: derived from legal prescription or long use or custom.
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derivations: prescriptively (adv.), prescriptiveness (n.)
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