- 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 informativeness
As for the plodding, inky sycophants who fawned upon Mr. Cray's informativeness, Michael regarded them with horror and contempt.Sinister Street, vol. 1
- providing information; instructive
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Word Origin and History for informativeness
"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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