Descriptive meaning

dĭ-skrĭptĭv
Descriptive is defined as giving details or something that describes.

An example of descriptive is someone giving a very detailed account of an experience they had; a descriptive person.

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Concerned with classification or description.

A descriptive science.

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Involving or characterized by description; serving to describe.
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(linguistics) Describing the structure, grammar, vocabulary and actual use of a language.
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(sciences, philosophy) Describing and seeking to classify, as opposed to normative or prescriptive.
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(linguistics) 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.
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(grammar) Of an adjective, stating an attribute of the associated noun (as heavy in the heavy dictionary).
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Of, or relating to description.
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Describing; of or characterized by description.
  • 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.
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(grammar) An adjective (other descriptive word)
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Origin of descriptive

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

    From Wiktionary