- explanatory; interpretive.
Origin of explicative
Related Words for explicativeelucidative, exegetic, explanative, expository, hermeneutic, hermeneutical, illustrative, informative, instructive, interpretative, interpretive, annotative, clarifying, exegetical, explicatory, informing
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Historical Examples of explicative
The first and second are informative, explicative, they take in and dothe other gives out.Spare Hours
The explicative myths, arising from utility, from the necessity of knowing.Essay on the Creative Imagination
All of Edwards's other writings may be arranged in relation to this principle,—as introductory, explicative, or defensive.
1640s, "having the function of explaining," from Latin explicativus, from explicare (see explicit). As a noun, from 1775.