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adjective uk   us   /dɪˈskrɪp.tɪv/
describing something, especially in a detailed, interesting way: a descriptive essay/passage specialized language, social sciences A descriptive area of study is one that is based on saying what its subject is really like, rather than on developing theories about it: descriptive linguistics/sociology/statistics
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