informative

[ in-fawr-muh-tiv ]
/ ɪnˈfɔr mə tɪv /

adjective

giving information; instructive: an informative book.

Nearby words

  1. information system,
  2. information technology,
  3. information theory,
  4. information warfare,
  5. informational,
  6. informatory,
  7. informatory double,
  8. informed,
  9. informed consent,
  10. informer

Also in·form·a·to·ry [in-fawr-muh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ɪnˈfɔr məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/.

Origin of informative

1375–1425; late Middle English: formative < Medieval Latin infōrmātīvus, equivalent to Latin infōrmāt(us) (past participle of infōrmāre to inform1) + -īvus -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for non-informative

informative

informatory

/ (ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv) /

adjective

providing information; instructive
Derived Formsinformatively, adverbinformativeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for non-informative

informative

adj.

"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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