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Serving to inform; providing or disclosing information; instructive.

in·for′ma·tive·ly adv.
in·for′ma·tive·ness n.


(ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv) or


providing information; instructive
inˈformatively adv
inˈformativeness n


(ɪnˈfɔr mə tɪv)

also in•form•a•to•ry

(-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

giving information; instructive: an informative book.
in•form′a•tive•ly, adv.
in•form′a•tive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.informative - tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance; "an enlightening glimpse of government in action"; "an illuminating lecture"
2.informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
informatory, informative - providing or conveying information
3.informative - providing or conveying information
instructive, informative - serving to instruct or enlighten or inform
uninformative - lacking information


adjective instructive, revealing, educational, forthcoming, illuminating, enlightening, chatty, communicative, edifying, gossipy, newsy This book is a lively, informative read.


تَثْقِيفِيٌّغَني بالمَعْلومات
upplÿsandi, fræîandi
정보를 주는
aydınlatıcıbilgi vericibilgilendirici
cung cấp thông tin bổ ích


[ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv] ADJinformativo
talking to him was very informativela conversación que tuve con él resultó muy informativa
his school report was not very informativesu boletín de calificaciones no era muy revelador


[ɪnˈfɔːrmətɪv] adjinstructif/ive


adjaufschlussreich, informativ (geh); book, lecture alsolehrreich; he’s not very informative about his planser ist nicht sehr mitteilsam, was seine Pläne betrifft


[ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv] adj (speech, book) → istruttivo/a
she wasn't very informative about it → non si è sbottonata sulla faccenda


(inˈfoːm) verb
1. to tell; to give knowledge to. Please inform me of your intentions in this matter; I was informed that you were absent from the office.
2. (with against or on) to tell facts to eg the police about (a criminal etc). He informed against his fellow thieves.
inˈformant noun
someone who tells or informs. He passed on the news to us, but would not say who his informant had been.
ˌinforˈmation noun
facts told or knowledge gained or given. Can you give me any information about this writer?; the latest information on the progress of the war; He is full of interesting bits of information.
inˈformative (-mətiv) adjective
giving useful information. an informative book.
inˈformer noun
a person who informs against a criminal etc.
ˌinformation ˌsuperˈhighway noun
a fast computer channel through which information, pictures etc are sent from one computer to another.
inforˈmation techˌnology noun
the study and use of electronic systems and computers for storing, analysing and utilizing information.
information does not have a plural: some information ; any information .


تَثْقِيفِيٌّ informativní informativ aufschlussreich πληροφοριακός informativo valaiseva instructif informativan informativo 知識を与える 정보를 주는 informatief informativ informacyjny informativo информативный informativ ให้ความรู้ bilgilendirici cung cấp thông tin bổ ích 信息丰富的
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