[ in-fawr-muh-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈfɔr mə tɪv /
giving information; instructive: an informative book.
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Also in·form·a·to·ry [in-fawr-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈfɔr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.
Origin of informative
in·form·a·tive·ly, adverbin·form·a·tive·ness, nounnon·in·for·ma·tive, adjectivenon·in·for·ma·tive·ly, adverb
non·in·for·ma·tive·ness, nounun·in·form·a·tive, adjectiveun·in·form·a·tive·ly, adverb
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/ (ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv) /
providing information; instructive
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"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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