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Definition of Descriptive

Descriptive
Descriptive De*scrip"tive, a. [L. descriptivus: cf. F. descriptif.] 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. ) -- De*scrip"tive*ly, adv. -- De*scrip"tive*ness, n.

Meaning of Descriptive from wikipedia

- In the study of language, description or descriptive linguistics is the work of objectively analyzing and describing how language is actually used (or...
- A descriptive statistic (in the count noun sense) is a summary statistic that quantitatively describes or summarizes features from a collection of information...
- Descriptive research is used to describe characteristics of a po****tion or phenomenon being studied. It does not answer questions about how/when/why...
- In epistemology, descriptive knowledge (also known as propositional knowledge, knowing-that, declarative knowledge, or constative knowledge) is knowledge...
- physical objects" and "the systematic description of books as objects" (or descriptive bibliography). The word bibliographia (βιβλιογραφία) was used by Gr****...
- Earlier editions were called Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical, Anatomy of the Human Body and Gray's Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied, but the book's name...
- standardized testing or as homework for high school and college students. Descriptive writing is characterized by sensory details, which appeal to the physical...
- Descriptive ethics, also known as comparative ethics, is the study of people's beliefs about morality. It contrasts with prescriptive or normative ethics...
- Descriptive notation is a chess notation system based on abbreviated natural language. Its distinctive features are that it refers to files by the piece...
- television programming via second audio program (SAP), which it branded as "Descriptive Video Service" (DVS). It was developed in consultation with Dr. Margaret...