Definition of informative in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv/


Providing useful or interesting information: a thought-provoking, informative article
More example sentences
  • The approach in this article was interesting and informative for people of all ages.
  • New members are very welcome to join this very interesting and informative club.
  • With a background such as this his lecture should be both interesting and informative.
instructive, instructional, illuminating, enlightening, revealing, explanatory, telling, communicative, factual;
educational, educative, edifying, didactic, improving;
chatty, gossipy
informal newsy



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈfɔːmətɪvli/
Example sentences
  • Tod McAvoy also writes informatively from Japan.
  • However, if we were to intelligently and informatively argue the point to the extreme, we would find it makes absolutely no sense.
  • Valuable detail was added to the familiar image of Greene, who was placed informatively in a wider context.


Example sentences
  • The effect of cueing informativeness and the comparison of the effect of central and peripheral cueing were outside the scope of the research of Treisman and Prinzmetal et al.
  • In the present study, we examined the effect of informativeness - namely, the effect of informative and uninformative cueing - in a typical visual search for features and their conjunctions.
  • For maximum informativeness, each pedigree collected consisted of 4 grandparents, 2 parents, and 6-11 offspring.


Late Middle English (in the sense 'formative, giving life or shape'): from medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informare 'give form to, instruct' (see inform).

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