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English definition of “communicative”


adjective     /kəˈmjuː.nɪ.kə.tɪv/ US  /-t̬ɪv/
B2 willing to talk to people and give them information: He was in a bad mood at breakfast and wasn't very communicative.Talkative and eloquent relating to communication: The communicative ability of the whale is thought to be highly developed.Communicating and keeping in touch
(Definition of communicative adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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