in·​for·​ma·​tive in-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce informative (audio)
: imparting knowledge : instructive
informatively adverb
informativeness noun

Examples of informative in a Sentence

some websites for family vacation resorts are very informative and some are practically useless
Recent Examples on the Web These people all had really informative roles in my childhood. Katy Kostakis and James Mercadante,, 9 July 2024 This team will now continue to closely monitor, vet, test and confirm the experiment to offer our users the most accurate and informative experience possible. Washpostpr, Washington Post, 9 July 2024 Keep reading to find out more about this informative panel below. Kerane Marcellus, Essence, 6 July 2024 Its results reflect the same anti-American cultural politics as most left-leaning publications, which are partisan, attention-seeking, and ideological rather than scholarly or informative. Armond White, National Review, 5 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for informative 

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Word History

First Known Use

1646, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of informative was in 1646

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“Informative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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in·​for·​ma·​tive in-ˈfȯr-mət-iv How to pronounce informative (audio)
: providing knowledge : instructive
an informative book
informatively adverb
informativeness noun

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