illuminative

[ih-loo-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv]
adjective
giving light; illuminating.

Origin:
1635–45; illuminate + -ive

nonilluminative, adjective
unilluminative, adjective
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illuminate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to throw light in or into; light up: to illuminate a room
2.  (tr) to make easily understood; clarify
3.  to adorn, decorate, or be decorated with lights
4.  (tr) to decorate (a letter, page, etc) by the application of colours, gold, or silver
5.  (intr) to become lighted up
 
adj
6.  archaic made clear or bright with light; illuminated
 
n
7.  a person who has or claims to have special enlightenment
 
[C16: from Latin illūmināre to light up, from lūmen light]
 
il'luminative
 
adj
 
il'luminator
 
n

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Illuminative evaluation is introduced as a total re-appraisal of the rationale and techniques of program evaluation.
Arbitrators' awards may be illuminative and directive, but they are doubtful as precedents.
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