in·​for·​ma·​tive | \ in-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce informative (audio) \

Definition of informative

: imparting knowledge : instructive

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Other Words from informative

informatively adverb
informativeness noun

Examples of informative in a Sentence

some Web sites for family vacation resorts are very informative and some are practically useless

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Surprise Ride's idea of bringing kids' playtime back to basics and back to being both fun and informative is inspiring, and major success for the brand would be, well, no surprise at all (pun intended). Logan Sykes, Town & Country, "Surprise Ride: Mary Poppins' Bottomless Bag of the 21st Century," 19 Feb. 2015 Beyond sharing humorous and informative content, Wiley hopes to use Pattie as a platform to partner with outdoor brands and further promote inclusivity in the outdoors. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Meet Pattie Gonia, the Backpacking Drag Queen Promoting Inclusivity in the Outdoors," 11 Dec. 2018 Not that the news on steroids was—or, ahem, still is—an informative or helpful way to communicate with viewers or readers of any gender. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Jessica Yellin Is a Veteran Reporter Out to Change the Way You Get Your News," 20 Nov. 2018 Again, since everyone’s cancer experience can be so different, this is only meant to be an informative primer. Korin Miller, SELF, "The Three Types of Ovarian Cancer You Should Know," 1 Nov. 2018 The update also adds some of the Material Design touches that Google has been rolling out across its other services, and makes certain visual elements bigger, more informative, and easier to read at a glance. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Redesigned Google Assistant is easier on the fingers and eyes," 3 Oct. 2018 Check out more informative stories on vitamins and supplements below: Done reading? Carolyn Todd, Allure, "Everything You Should Know Before Taking Fish Oil Supplements," 21 Aug. 2018 Attend this informative session with author and speaker Kris Miller and receive a workbook. Laura Groch,, "North County Community News, June 9," 9 June 2018 The Ars Warframe community proved to be a veritable fountain of curiosity and provided a huge list of outstanding questions; without them, this video would have been considerably less informative. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "Video: Solving the unsolved mysteries of Warframe with the game’s designers," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of informative

1646, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of informative was in 1646

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English Language Learners Definition of informative

: providing information


in·​for·​ma·​tive | \ in-ˈfȯr-mə-tiv How to pronounce informative (audio) \

Kids Definition of informative

: giving knowledge or information an informative book

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