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illuminative

[ih-loo-muh-ney-tiv, -nuh-tiv] /ɪˈlu məˌneɪ tɪv, -nə tɪv/
adjective
1.
giving light; illuminating.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; illuminate + -ive
Related forms
nonilluminative, adjective
unilluminative, adjective
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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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