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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·scrip·tive /dɪˈskrɪptɪv/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·scrip·tive a.  Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.
 Descriptive anatomy, that part of anatomy which treats of the forms and relations of parts, but not of their textures.
 Descriptive geometry, that branch of geometry. which treats of the graphic solution of problems involving three dimensions, by means of projections upon auxiliary planes.
 -- De*scrip*tive*ly, adv. -- De*scrip*tive*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: serving to describe or inform or characterized by
             description; "the descriptive variable"; "a
             descriptive passage" [ant: undescriptive]
      2: concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a
         particular period without considering historical
         antecedents; "synchronic linguistics"; "descriptive
         linguistics" [syn: synchronic] [ant: diachronic]
      3: describing the structure of a language; "descriptive
         linguistics simply describes language" [ant: prescriptive]