Descriptive Definition

dĭ-skrĭptĭv
adjective
Describing; of or characterized by description.
Webster's New World
Concerned with classification or description.
A descriptive science.
American Heritage
Expressing an attribute of the modified noun, as green in green grass. Used of an adjective or adjectival clause.
American Heritage
Nonrestrictive.
American Heritage
Of or relating to the study or the description of a language or a specific stage of a language, with emphasis on constructing a grammar without regard to historical development, comparison with other languages, or advocated norms for correct or proper usage.
American Heritage
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noun

(grammar) An adjective (other descriptive word)

Wiktionary

Other Word Forms of Descriptive

Noun

Singular:
descriptive
Plural:
descriptives

Origin of Descriptive

  • From Latin dēscriptīvus (“containing a full description”)

    From Wiktionary

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