Definition of instructive in English:

instructive

Syllabification: in·struc·tive
Pronunciation: /inˈstrəktiv
 
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adjective

Useful and informative: it is instructive to compare the two projects
More example sentences
  • This book is deeply interesting to read while still being informative and instructive.
  • That would give other failed institutions an encouraging and instructive example.
  • It is instructive, for example, to visit a Vietnamese city, and experience how agreeable it is.
Synonyms
informative, instructional, informational, illuminating, enlightening, explanatory; educational, educative, edifying, didactic, pedagogic, heuristic; improving, moralistic, homiletic; useful, helpful

Derivatives

instructively

adverb
More example sentences
  • Considering his instructively bizarre, virtually anonymous career, no one would have expected Micheaux to achieve this celebrity in cement.
  • One could instructively contrast this plan with the traditional blitzkrieg tactic used up to this point.
  • It becomes instructively frustrating to discover how many terms we take for granted in discussing ways of knowing, for which we have only visually oriented vocabulary.

instructiveness

noun
More example sentences
  • In this connection, the jamming situation is of crucial importance for the instructiveness of exercises.

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