Descriptively

descriptive

[dih-skrip-tiv]
adjective
1.
having the quality of describing; characterized by description: a descriptive passage in an essay.
2.
Grammar.
a.
(of an adjective or other modifier) expressing a quality of the word it modifies, as fresh in fresh milk. Compare limiting ( def 2 ).
b.
(of a clause) nonrestrictive. Compare restrictive ( def 4 ).
3.
noting, concerned with, or based upon the fact or experience.
4.
characterized by or based upon the classification and description of material in a given field: descriptive botany.

Origin:
1745–55; < Late Latin dēscrīptīvus, equivalent to Latin dēscrīpt(us) (see description) + -īvus -ive

descriptively, adverb
descriptiveness, noun
nondescriptive, adjective
nondescriptively, adverb
nondescriptiveness, noun
overdescriptive, adjective
overdescriptively, adverb
overdescriptiveness, noun
self-descriptive, adjective
undescriptive, adjective
undescriptively, adverb
undescriptiveness, noun
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descriptive (dɪˈskrɪptɪv)
 
adj
1.  characterized by or containing description; serving to describe
2.  grammar (of an adjective) serving to describe the referent of the noun modified, as for example the adjective brown as contrasted with my and former
3.  relating to or based upon description or classification rather than explanation or prescription: descriptive linguistics
 
de'scriptively
 
adv
 
de'scriptiveness
 
n

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descriptive
1751, from L. descriptivus, from descript-, pp. stem of describere (see description).
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