Meaning of “descriptive” in the English Dictionary

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"descriptive" in British English

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uk /dɪˈskrɪp.tɪv/ 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:

(Definition of “descriptive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)