Definition of “communicative” - English Dictionary

“communicative” in British English

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communicativeadjective

uk /kəˈmjuː.nɪ.kə.tɪv/ us /kəˈmjuː.nə.kə.t̬ɪv/

B2 willing to talk to people and give them information:

He was in a bad mood at breakfast and wasn't very communicative.

relating to communication:

The communicative ability of the whale is thought to be highly developed.

specialized language relating to a style of language teaching in which interaction (= talking and responding) is seen as the most important method of learning, and the main aim of learning:

the communicative approach
how to make your lessons more communicative

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

“communicative” in American English

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communicativeadjective

/kəˈmju·nɪ·kə·t̬ɪv, -ˌkeɪ·t̬ɪv/

willing to talk to people and give them information

communicatively
adverb /kəˈmju·nɪ·kə·t̬ɪv·li, -ˌkeɪ-/

His goal is to become communicatively able in another language.

(Definition of “communicative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“communicative” in Business English

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communicativeadjective

uk /kəˈmjuːnɪkətɪv/ us

willing to talk to people and give them information:

He emphasized that managers had to be more communicative with their staff.

relating to communication:

I feel that design includes a communicative component.

(Definition of “communicative” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)