instructive

[in-struhk-tiv]
adjective
1.
serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening.
2.
Grammar. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means by which.

Origin:
1605–15; instruct + -ive

instructively, adverb
instructiveness, noun
noninstructive, adjective
noninstructively, adverb
noninstructiveness, noun
overinstructive, adjective
overinstructively, adverb
overinstructiveness, noun
uninstructive, adjective
uninstructively, adverb
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instructive (ɪnˈstrʌktɪv)
 
adj
serving to instruct or enlighten; conveying information
 
in'structively
 
adv
 
in'structiveness
 
n

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Example sentences
The segment never aired but the experience was instructive-only not in the way my motley friends intended.
Thank you for this wonderful and instructive article.
Screens are made and used in instructive and destructive ways.
In other words, the process is much more instructive than the substance.
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