Word family noun description adjective describableindescribable nondescript descriptive verb describe adverb descriptively
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Linguistics
descriptivede‧scrip‧tive /dɪˈskrɪptɪv/ ●○○ adjective 1 DESCRIBEgiving a description of something the descriptive passages in the novel2 SL technical describing how the words of a language are actually used, rather than saying how they ought to be used OPP prescriptivedescriptively adverb
Examples from the Corpus
descriptiveApplications engineering is a title which is descriptive.Because they describe an objective reality, descriptive core beliefs are simply valid or invalid.The descriptive design is used for community surveys such as need assessment projects.When you write your paragraph, include as many descriptive details as possible.These are examples of the many questions about politics that require explanation, not mere descriptive facts.The board had decided on another candidate, an orthodox pathologist with predominantly clinical and descriptive interests and not an experimentalist.A descriptive listing of 116 bed-and-breakfast inns is available.The book contains many fine descriptive passages about everyday life in China.Much of our existing knowledge has been gathered from descriptive studies which lack controls and proper sampling procedures.