Definition of Prescriptivism

1. Noun. (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior.




2. Noun. (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics.
Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Category relationships: Linguistics

Definition of Prescriptivism

1. Noun. (linguistics) prescribing idealistic norms, as opposed to describing realistic forms, of linguistic usage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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