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descriptivism
American English: /dəˈskrɪptəˌvɪzəm/
British English: /dɪˈskrɪptɪvɪz(ə)m/

Translation of descriptivism in Spanish:

noun

  • uncountable
    Example sentences
    • That's why I don't like the standard distinction between descriptivists and prescriptivists - descriptivism is what you should do when writing a dictionary, prescriptivism when writing a style guide.
    • The robust version of descriptive philosophy of science derives from, or superimposes upon, the conclusions of modest descriptivism, a theory about evaluative practice.
    • In practice, dictionaries take a middle course between wholehearted descriptivism and prescriptive edicts.

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