Examples from the Web for explicative
The first and second are informative, explicative, they take in and dothe other gives out.Spare Hours|John Brown
The explicative myths, arising from utility, from the necessity of knowing.Essay on the Creative Imagination|Th. Ribot
All of Edwards's other writings may be arranged in relation to this principle,—as introductory, explicative, or defensive.
Word Origin and History for explicative
1640s, "having the function of explaining," from Latin explicativus, from explicare (see explicit). As a noun, from 1775.