instructive

[ in-struhk-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈstrʌk tɪv /

adjective

serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening.
Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means by which.

Origin of instructive

First recorded in 1605–15; instruct + -ive

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instructive

/ (ɪnˈstrʌktɪv) /

adjective

serving to instruct or enlighten; conveying information

Derived Forms

instructively, adverbinstructiveness, noun
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