An example of descriptive is someone giving a very detailed account of an experience they had; a descriptive person.
A descriptive science.
- Designating or of a branch of a science in which its data or materials are described and classified.descriptive anatomy.
- (gram.) Designating an adjective that indicates a quality or condition of the person or thing named by the word it modifies.“big” in “big barn” is a descriptive adjective.
Origin of descriptive
- From Latin dēscriptīvus (“containing a full description”)