instructive

adjective in·struc·tive \ in-ˈstrək-tiv \
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

Definition of instructive

: carrying a lesson : enlightening

instructively

adverb

instructiveness

noun

Examples of instructive in a Sentence

  1. an interesting and instructive lesson

  2. an instructive demonstration of the proper way to pack a suitcase so your clothes don't arrive in a mess

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INSTRUCTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

instructive

Definition of instructive for English Language Learners

  • : providing knowledge or information : helping to instruct someone


INSTRUCTIVE Defined for Kids

instructive

adjective in·struc·tive \ in-ˈstrək-tiv \

Definition of instructive for Students

: helping to give knowledge or information
  • an instructive book


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