educative

adjective
ed·​u·​ca·​tive | \ ˈe-jə-ˌkā-tiv How to pronounce educative (audio) \

Definition of educative

1 : tending to educate : instructive an educative experience
2 : of or relating to education

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Examples of educative in a Sentence

college students discover that what they experience outside the classroom can be just as educative as anything that happens within
Recent Examples on the Web And the educative benefits of representation are inevitably weighed against whatever harms publication might bring about, including the risk that representation might normalize and facilitate the spread of destructive views. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Tom Cotton and the Elite Media’s Dalliance With Illiberalism," 7 June 2020 John Leguizamo steps away from the blackboard when this educative solo show finishes its run. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "What’s New in NYC Theater," 20 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of educative

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Educative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/educative. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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