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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Serving to inform; providing or disclosing information; instructive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Providing information; especially, providing useful or interesting information.
  • adj. Not specifying requirements, but merely providing information.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having power to inform, animate, or vivify.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having power to form or animate.
  • Didactic; instructive: as, a simply informative rather than dogmatic spirit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. providing or conveying information
  • adj. tending to increase knowledge or dissipate ignorance
  • adj. serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

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