instructiveness
noun see instructive

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  • Instructiveness — Instructive In*struct ive, a. [Cf. F. instructif.] Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons. Addison. [1913 Webster] In various talk the instructive hours they past. Pope. {In*struct… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instructiveness — See instructively. * * * …   Universalium

  • instructiveness — in struc·tive·ness || ɪn strÊŒktɪvnɪs n. quality of providing information, informativeness, state of being enlightening …   English contemporary dictionary

  • instructiveness — in·struc·tive·ness …   English syllables

  • instructiveness — noun see instructive …   Useful english dictionary

  • Instructive — In*struct ive, a. [Cf. F. instructif.] Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons. Addison. [1913 Webster] In various talk the instructive hours they past. Pope. {In*struct ive*ly}, adv.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instructively — Instructive In*struct ive, a. [Cf. F. instructif.] Conveying knowledge; serving to instruct or inform; as, experience furnishes very instructive lessons. Addison. [1913 Webster] In various talk the instructive hours they past. Pope. {In*struct… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • instructive — adjective Date: 1611 carrying a lesson ; enlightening • instructively adverb • instructiveness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • instructive — instructively, adv. instructiveness, n. /in struk tiv/, adj. 1. serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening. 2. Gram. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means… …   Universalium

  • Manciple’s Tale, The —    by Geoffrey Chaucer (ca. 1396)    Chaucer’s Manciple’s Tale is the last fictional text in THE CANTERBURY TALES, in most manuscripts coming immediately before the Parson’s sermon on the Seven Deadly Sins that ends the collection.A BEAST FABLE… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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