- informative "instructive," late 14c., "formative, shaping, plastic," from M.L. informativus, from L. informatus, pp. of informare (see INFORM (Cf. inform)). Related: Informatively.
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informative — I adjective advisory, communicative, communicatory, didactic, disclosing, edifying, educational, educative, enlightening, enriching, explanatory, explicative, explicatory, explicit, expositive, expository, expressive, homiletic, homiletical,… … Law dictionary
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informative — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ providing useful information. DERIVATIVES informatively adverb informativeness noun … English terms dictionary
informative — [in fôr′mə tiv] adj. [ML informativus < L informatus, pp. of informare: see INFORM1] giving information; educational; instructive: also informatory informatively adv … English World dictionary
informative — adj. informative to + inf. (it was informative to read the latest statistics) * * * [ɪn fɔːmətɪv] informative to + inf. (it was informative to read the latest statistics) … Combinatory dictionary
informative — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove ▪ find sth ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly, very, etc … Collocations dictionary
informative — [[t]ɪnfɔ͟ː(r)mətɪv[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is informative gives you useful information. The adverts are not very informative... Holidays That Don t Cost the Earth is a lively, informative read … English dictionary
informative — ● informatif, informative adjectif Qui informe, vise à informer : Publicité informative … Encyclopédie Universelle
informative — informatively, adv. informativeness, n. /in fawr meuh tiv/, adj. giving information; instructive: an informative book. Also, informatory /in fawr meuh tawr ee, tohr ee/. [1375 1425; late ME: formative < ML informativus, equiv. to L informat(us)… … Universalium