Associations to the word «Descriptive»


DESCRIPTIVE, adjective. Of or relating to description.
DESCRIPTIVE, adjective. (grammar) Of an adjective, stating an attribute of the associated noun (as heavy in the heavy dictionary).
DESCRIPTIVE, adjective. (linguistics)   Describing the structure, grammar, vocabulary and actual use of a language.
DESCRIPTIVE, adjective. (science) (philosophy) Describing and seeking to classify, as opposed to normative or prescriptive.
DESCRIPTIVE, noun. (grammar) An adjective (or other descriptive word)
DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVE, noun. An adjective that describes a noun
DESCRIPTIVE ETHICS, noun. (ethics) The study of people's beliefs about morality, in contrast to normative ethics and metaethics.
DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRIES, noun. Plural of descriptive geometry
DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY, noun. A graphical protocol which creates three-dimensional virtual space on a two-dimensional plane.
DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS, noun. (statistics) A branch of statistics dealing with summarization and description of collections of data—data sets, including the concepts of arithmetic mean, median, mode, and quantile.

Dictionary definition

DESCRIPTIVE, adjective. Serving to describe or inform or characterized by description; "the descriptive variable"; "a descriptive passage".
DESCRIPTIVE, adjective. Describing the structure of a language; "descriptive grammar".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King