instructive
adjective Date: 1611 carrying a lesson ; enlightening • instructively adverbinstructiveness noun

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  • 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

  • instructive — index decretal, didactic, disciplinary (educational), informative, informatory, leading (guiding) …   Law dictionary

  • instructive — (adj.) 1610s, from INSTRUCT (Cf. instruct) + IVE (Cf. ive). Related: Instructively; instructiveness …   Etymology dictionary

  • instructive — [adj] informative educational, educative, enlightening, explanatory, helpful, illuminating, informational, instructional, useful; concept 267 …   New thesaurus

  • instructive — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ useful and informative. DERIVATIVES instructively adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • instructive — [in struk′tiv] adj. [ML instructivus] serving to instruct; giving knowledge or information instructively adv. instructiveness n …   English World dictionary

  • instructive — adj. instructive to + inf. (it will be instructive to analyze the results) * * * instructive to + inf. (it will be instructive to analyze the results) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • instructive — [[t]ɪnstrʌ̱ktɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf Something that is instructive gives useful information. It s instructive to compare his technique with Alan Bennett s. ...an entertaining and instructive documentary …   English dictionary

  • instructive — ● instructif, instructive adjectif Qui instruit, qui est propre à informer : Livre instructif. ● instructif, instructive (synonymes) adjectif Qui instruit , qui est propre à informer Synonymes : culturel didactique …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • instructive — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc. ▪ highly, most …   Collocations dictionary

  • instructive — in|struc|tive [ınˈstrʌktıv] adj providing a lot of useful information ▪ Thank you, that was very instructive. ▪ an instructive comparison …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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