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Descriptive

De`scrip´tive
a.1.Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.
Descriptive anatomy
that part of anatomy which treats of the forms and relations of parts, but not of their textures.
Descriptive geometry
that branch of geometry. which treats of the graphic solution of problems involving three dimensions, by means of projections upon auxiliary planes.
- Davies & Peck (Math. Dict.
Adj.1.descriptive - serving to describe or inform or characterized by description; "the descriptive variable"; "a descriptive passage"
Antonyms:
undescriptive - not successful in describing
2.descriptive - concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents; "synchronic linguistics"; "descriptive linguistics"
Synonyms: synchronic
3.descriptive - describing the structure of a language; "descriptive linguistics simply describes language"
Antonyms:
prescriptive, normative - giving directives or rules; "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
constructional, constructive, definitional, delineative, depictive, diagnostic, exegetic, expositive, expressive, faithful, glottochronological, grammatic, graphemic, graphic, hermeneutic, interpretational, interpretive, lexicographic, lexicological, lexicostatistical, lifelike, lingual, linguistic, metalinguistic, morphological, morphophonemic, naturalistic, philological, phonemic, phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic, realistic, representative, semantic, semeiological, structural, symptomatological, syntactic, tropological, true to life, vivid, well-drawn
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descensus
descensus uteri
Descent
Descent by distaff
descent function
Describable
Describe
described
Describent
Describer
Descrier
Descriptio personae
Description
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descriptive adjective
Descriptive anatomy
descriptive anthropology
descriptive clause
descriptive geometry
Descriptive Intermediate Attributed Notation for Ada
descriptive linguistics
Descriptive Top-Level Specification
descriptively
descriptor
Descrive
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Descurainia
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DESE
Desecate
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