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descriptive

adjective
     
Related topics: Linguistics
de‧scrip‧tive
1 giving a description of something:
the descriptive passages in the novel
2SL technical describing how the words of a language are actually used, rather than saying how they ought to be used [≠ prescriptive]
descriptively adverb

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