HyperDic: descriptive

English > 2 senses of the word descriptive:
ADJECTIVEalldescriptiveserving to describe or inform or characterized by description
alldescriptivedescribing the structure of a language
descriptive > pronunciation
Soundsdihskrih'ptihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > descriptive: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningServing to describe or inform or characterized by description.
Examples
  • "the descriptive variable"
  • "a descriptive passage"
Oppositeundescriptivenot successful in describing / describing
Adverbsdescriptivelyby giving a description / description
Verbsdescribeto give an account or representation of in words
English > descriptive: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningdescribing the structure of a language.
Example"descriptive grammar"
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Oppositeprescriptive, normativepertaining to giving directives or rules
Spanishdescriptivo

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