- communication disorder,
- communication engineering,
- communication interface,
- communication theory,
- communications satellite,
- communicative competence,
- communion cloth
Origin of communicative
Examples from the Web for communicative
Experiments showed that chimps, the animal closest to humans, were hopeless at reading what Hare calls ‘communicative intention’.
Recurrent sociological interpretations emphasize the communicative value of crying.
She was very small, as thin and light as thistle-down, ill-dressed, and as communicative as a babbling child.Robert Elsmere|Mrs. Humphry Ward
Be always mild and cheerful in their presence, communicative, but never extravagant, trifling or vulgar in language or gesture.Our Deportment|John H. Young
When the Valiant paid her second visit to Rabat, the Bey was inclined to be communicative.The Message|Louis Tracy
We were gratified by means of the communicative captain C—, who conversed with the dragoman, as an old acquaintance.The Expedition of Humphry Clinker|Tobias Smollett
The Makoa chief, Matingula, was hospitable and communicative, telling us all he knew of the river and country beyond.
late 14c., "that communicates," from French communicatif, from Latin communicat-, past participle stem of communicare "impart, inform" (see communication). Meaning "talkative" is recorded from 1650s.