instructive


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in·struc·tive

 (ĭn-strŭk′tĭv)
adj.
Conveying knowledge or information; enlightening.

in·struc′tive·ly adv.
in·struc′tive·ness n.

instructive

(ɪnˈstrʌktɪv)
adj
serving to instruct or enlighten; conveying information
inˈstructively adv
inˈstructiveness n

in•struc•tive

(ɪnˈstrʌk tɪv)

adj.
serving to instruct or inform.
[1605–15]
in•struc′tive•ly, adv.
in•struc′tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.instructive - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
informatory, informative - providing or conveying information
uninstructive - failing to instruct

instructive

adjective informative, revealing, useful, educational, helpful, illuminating, enlightening, instructional, cautionary, didactic, edifying an entertaining and instructive documentary

instructive

adjective
Translations
مُثَقِّف، مُفيد
poučný
instruktivlærerig
instruktiiviopettava
fræîandi
eğiticiöğretici

instructive

[ɪnˈstrʌktɪv] ADJ [experience] → instructivo

instructive

[ɪnˈstrʌktɪv] adjinstructif/ive
it is instructive to do sth → il est instructif de faire qch
It's instructive to compare his technique with Bennett's → Il est instructif de comparer sa technique à celle de Bennet.

instructive

adjinstruktiv, aufschlussreich; (= of educational value)lehrreich

instructive

[ɪnˈstrʌktɪv] adjistruttivo/a

instruct

(inˈstrakt) verb
1. to teach or train (a person in a subject or skill). Girls as well as boys should be instructed in woodwork.
2. to order or direct (a person especially to do something). He was instructed to come here at nine o'clock; I have already instructed you how to cook the meat.
inˈstruction (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of instructing (especially in a school subject or a skill) or the process of being instructed. She sometimes gives instruction in gymnastics.
2. an order or direction. You must learn to obey instructions.
3. (in plural) (a book etc giving) directions, eg about the use of a machine etc. Could I look at the instructions, please?
inˈstructive (-tiv) adjective
giving knowledge or information. He gave an instructive talk about electrical repair work.
inˈstructively adverb
inˈstructiveness noun
inˈstructorfeminine inˈstructress noun
a person who gives instruction (in a skill etc). a ski-instructor.
References in classic literature ?
Aunt woke up and, being more good-natured after her nap, told me to read a bit and show what frivolous work I preferred to the worthy and instructive Belsham.
He had not yet spoken, and something consolatory and instructive was expected from so renowned a chief on an occasion of such interest.
It is often instructive to take the woman's, the private and domestic, view of a public man; nor can anything be more curious than the vast discrepancy between portraits intended for engraving and the pencil-sketches that pass from hand to hand behind the original's back.
I suppose you consider this an instructive practice for him," said Augustine, drily.
Properly dissected, the reptile creation is instructive in the last degree.
The following relation is so curious and entertaining, and the dissertations that accompany it so judicious and instructive, that the translator is confident his attempt stands in need of no apology, whatever censures may fall on the performance.
In the luxuriance of youth, and in the vigor of manhood, it is pleasing and instructive to look backward upon the helpless days of infancy; but in the continual and essential changes of a growing subject, the transactions of that early period would be soon obliterated from the memory but for some periodical call of attention to aid the silent records of the historian.
I have another book, too, which I shall call 'Metamorphoses, or the Spanish Ovid,' one of rare and original invention, for imitating Ovid in burlesque style, I show in it who the Giralda of Seville and the Angel of the Magdalena were, what the sewer of Vecinguerra at Cordova was, what the bulls of Guisando, the Sierra Morena, the Leganitos and Lavapies fountains at Madrid, not forgetting those of the Piojo, of the Cano Dorado, and of the Priora; and all with their allegories, metaphors, and changes, so that they are amusing, interesting, and instructive, all at once.
With a view to establishing the equilibrium of power and the peace of that part of the world, all the resources of negotiation were exhausted, and triple and quadruple alliances were formed; but they were scarcely formed before they were broken, giving an instructive but afflicting lesson to mankind, how little dependence is to be placed on treaties which have no other sanction than the obligations of good faith, and which oppose general considerations of peace and justice to the impulse of any immediate interest or passion.
The scheme of representation, as a substitute for a meeting of the citizens in person, being at most but very imperfectly known to ancient polity, it is in more modern times only that we are to expect instructive examples.
As I proceeded on my journey toward Zodanga many strange and interesting sights arrested my attention, and at the several farm houses where I stopped I learned a number of new and instructive things concerning the methods and manners of Barsoom.
Explain yourself, Mousqueton; your conversation is full of instructive things.

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