Definitions for descriptivedɪˈskrɪp tɪv

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(3.00 / 1 vote)

  1. descriptive(adj)

    serving to describe or inform or characterized by description

    "the descriptive variable"; "a descriptive passage"

  2. descriptive(adj)

    describing the structure of a language

    "descriptive grammar"

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  1. descriptive(Noun)

    An adjective (or other descriptive word)

  2. descriptive(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to description.

  3. descriptive(Adjective)

    Of an adjective, stating an attribute of the associated noun (as heavy in the heavy dictionary).

  4. descriptive(Adjective)

    Describing the structure, grammar, vocabulary and actual use of a language.

  5. descriptive(Adjective)

    Describing and seeking to classify, as opposed to normative or prescriptive.

  6. Origin: From descriptivus

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Descriptive(adj)

    tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age

  2. Origin: [L. descriptivus: cf. F. descriptif.]


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