instructive instructive  /ɪn ˈstrək tɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) serving to instruct or enlighten or inform

Usage(s):

  1. And Holmes, who died of AIDS in 1988, had a life far more bizarre and instructive than Eddie's.
  2. We asked some big names from the literary world what they dip into for enjoyment; the answers are instructive, about both writers and pleasure.
  3. You could say it's all instructive; supposedly there's nothing shown here that Ishi didn't do.

News

  1. My Take on the Google Maps MOOC - Part 1

    I'm five lessons into the Google Maps MOOC (Mapping with Google), which I am taking more to learn about how Google is teaching the course than for improving my aptitude with Maps or Earth. With the boom in massive open online courses (MOOC), I find it instructive to understand how... Continue reading
    on June 13, 2013     Source: All Points Blog

  2. Obama says 'instructive conversation' with Xi - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - President Barack Obama says he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) had an 'instructive conversation' on North Korea and cybersecurity, 2 of the most contentious issues between the two countries.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Obama says 'instructive conversation' with Xi on N. Korea, cybersecurity

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Barack Obama says he and Chinese leader Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) had an `instructive conversation' on North Korea and cybersecurity, two of the most contentious issues between the two countries.
    on June 8, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

Quotes

  1. "I think it's instructive that in the last couple of weeks two of those raids that we conducted to go after these folks that are providing these kinds of weapons - two of those raids had policed up Iranians," Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the...
    on Jan 10, 2007 By: Gen Peter Pace Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "China's reaction to the scientific report last week was disappointing, but it was instructive," Gore said.
    on Feb 7, 2007 By: Al Gore Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "It was a great show to play because it kept my chops good," Bart says. "There's nothing more instructive than the immediate response of an audience. Each time I came back to the show, the part became more my own and less of what I learned...
    on Nov 10, 2007 By: Roger Bart Source: Washington Post

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