Definitions

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

  • adj. Educational.

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  • adj. serving to educate; educational

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to educate; that gives education

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Tending to educate, or consisting in educating.
  • Fitted for or engaged in educating: as, an educative class.

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

  • adj. resulting in education

Etymologies

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From educate +‎ -ive

Examples

  • The term explanation has two different meanings, in that it sometimes refers to an educative technique that precedes interpretation and is designed to help the client understand the presence and origin of developmental arrests, particularly related to separation-individuation subphase difficulties Goldstein, 1990: 148-149.

    Object Relations Theory and Self Psychology in Social Work Practice

  • I think that good Art is useful for a particular kind of educative function, which need not mean a crude idea of 'social improvement'.

    Literary Study

  • Literature in this sense just doesn't have much "educative" value, doesn't tell us enough about cultural moments or provide sufficient excitement for the bored scholars and students.

    Literary Study

  • The study of literature does indeed become like any other subject, inlcuded in the curriculum in the first place for its "educative" value: educative in a specifically "scholastic" sense -- part of what we learn in school.

    Literary Study

  • Always, many people who fancy themselves intellectuals ... think romance novels lack the 'educative' value.

    Local Authors Outsell The Da Vinci Code!

  • The sight of him, so sitting, tragically travestying man, has been considered, and is considered, "educative" by multitudinous audiences.

    Chapter 33

  • One "educative" reel they had seen had begun with scenes in a lumber camp high in the mountains of Galicia, where grow forests of the priceless pine that becomes, after years of drying and seasoning, the sounding board of the Stradivarius and the harp.

    The Dwelling Place of Light — Volume 1

  • So far as the rank and file of the boys are concerned, it may be doubted if the word "educative" is applicable, in any sense or degree, to the daily round of their work.

    What Is and What Might Be A Study of Education in General and Elementary Education in Particular

  • Dialogue, conversation, stimulating new perspectives, reflection and silence are methods in the educative process of cultivating humaneness in the human being and society.

    Anthony Strano: Reflections in Athens

  • In an age where memorization may seem out of fashion with the Internet at our fingertips, Smart Songs goes beyond rote learning and delves deep into a pedagogically educative experience through quirky music videos and compelling content.

    Matt Weber: History Hip Hop Visits Harvard

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