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English noun: prescriptivism

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


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


Domain categoryethics, moral philosophy

2. prescriptivism (cognition) (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics


Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


Domain categorylinguistics









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