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educative

[ej-oo-key-tiv] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪv/
adjective
1.
serving to educate:
educative knowledge.
2.
pertaining to or productive of education.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; educate + -ive
Related forms
noneducative, adjective
overeducative, adjective
overeducatively, adverb
uneducative, adjective
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Examples from the web for educative
  • In short, educational leadership is educational when both its ends and its means are educative.
  • Teaching and learning are not educating and educative.
  • The more difficult the intellectual problem presented in any given election, the more educative the effect of the discussion.
  • The main body of his poems is educative and preparatory.
  • Furthermore, exhibits related to everyday world situations are recognized to have an immediate educative value for visitors.
British Dictionary definitions for educative

educative

/ˈɛdjʊkətɪv/
adjective
1.
producing or resulting in education: an educative experience
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Word Origin and History for educative
adj.

1844, from Latin educat-, past participle stem of educare (see educate) + -ive.

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