- descriptive bibliography,
- descriptive cataloging,
- descriptive clause,
- descriptive geometry,
- descriptive grammar
Origin of descriptive
Examples from the Web for descriptive
And so we are all supposed to denote something from “working mother” as a descriptive adjective.
The name is descriptive: they are extremely intense bursts of gamma rays, the highest energy form of light.
It was descriptive, prescriptive, and exemplary in its clarity.
Even her descriptive imagery, when describing landscapes, is Kikuyu.
We just wanted to hear the dry, descriptive case that BDS, for better or worse, is gaining ground.
It is illustrated by numerous drawings made by the writer from memory, and accompanied with descriptive letter-press.Pioneers Of France In The New World|Francis Parkman, Jr.
The Doctor had his own descriptive terms, he had no idea that they had grown old-fashioned.East Angels|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Hence the superiority of the dramatic, in which of course we include the descriptive, over the sentimental.
There is still a third descriptive word about the sword, and which again corroborates and enriches the others.The Whole Armour of God|John Henry Jowett
The first thing to be determined in descriptive art is the point of view.How to Write a Novel|Anonymous
1751, from Late Latin descriptivus, from descript-, past participle stem of describere (see description). Related: Descriptively; descriptiveness.