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.
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By the way," he added, turning over the paper to read the entertaining and instructive Fables, "I know the Heathenese lingo.
For if any one should render an account of what a primary substance is, he would render a more instructive account, and one more proper to the subject, by stating the species than by stating the genus.
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.
He would have heard of channels and sandbanks, of natural features of the land useful for sea-marks, of villages and tribes and modes of barter and precautions to take: with the instructive tales about native chiefs dyed more or less blue, whose character for greediness, ferocity, or amiability must have been expounded to him with that capacity for vivid language which seems joined naturally to the shadiness of moral character and recklessness of disposition.
the prospect from her window is not very instructive, for that room overlooks the lawn, you know, with the shrubbery on one side, where she may see her mother walking for an hour together in earnest conversation with Reginald.
The prudent housekeeper was again dispatched to bring the unhappy culprit before Mr Allworthy, in order, not as it was hoped by some, and expected by all, to be sent to the house of correction, but to receive wholesome admonition and reproof; which those who relish that kind of instructive writing may peruse in the next chapter.
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.
It would be entertaining and instructive, at the present day, to imagine what were Mr.
Thus passed the long evenings on the forecastle in merry chat, and during the same time the doctor went on with his instructive discourses.
He is very, distinctly fallible, but I think his life is not less instructive because in certain things it seems a failure.
For he had been as instructive as Milton's "affable archangel;" and with something of the archangelic manner he told her how he had undertaken to show (what indeed had been attempted before, but not with that thoroughness, justice of comparison, and effectiveness of arrangement at which Mr.
And now, having said so many things of this young woman, I cannot omit telling one story more of her and myself, which has something in it very instructive and remarkable.

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