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prescriptiveadjective

uk   /prɪˈskrɪp.tɪv/  us   /prɪˈskrɪp.tɪv/ formal mainly disapproving
saying ​exactly what must ​happen, ​especially by giving an ​instruction or making a ​rule: Most ​teachersthink the government's ​guidelines on ​homework are too prescriptive.
(Definition of prescriptive from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prescriptiveadjective

 us   /prɪˈskrɪp·tɪv/
tending to say what someone should do or how something should be done: His ​basicattitude toward ​language is ​highly prescriptive.
(Definition of prescriptive from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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