- giving information; instructive: an informative book.
Also in·form·a·to·ry [in-fawr-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈfɔr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of informative
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Examples from the Web for informatively
With easy grace he dismissed himself and talked knowledgeably and informatively of the antiquities and the beauties of Auvergne.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
He writes interestingly, informatively and authoritatively on the big financial subjects of the moment.What's in the New York Evening Journal
New York Evening Journal
"The perfect pupæ of this insect are extremely rare," added Ferrara informatively.Brood of the Witch-Queen
- providing information; instructive
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Word Origin and History for informatively
"instructive," late 14c., "formative, shaping, plastic," from Medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informatus, past participle of informare (see inform). Related: Informatively.
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