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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Instructive  \In*struct"ive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  instructif.] 
  Conveying  knowledge;  serving  to  instruct  or  inform;  as 
  experience  furnishes  very  instructive  lessons.  --Addison. 
 
  In  various  talk  the  instructive  hours  they  past. 
  --Pope. 
  --  {In*struct"ive*ly},  adv  --  {In*struct"ive*ness},  n. 
 
  The  pregnant  instructiveness  of  the  Scripture.  --Boyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  instructive 
  adj  1:  serving  to  instruct  of  enlighten  or  inform  [syn:  {informative}] 
  [ant:  {uninstructive}] 
  2:  tending  to  increase  knowledge  or  dissipate  ignorance;  "an 
  enlightening  glimpse  of  government  in  action"  [syn:  {enlightening}, 
  {informative}]  [ant:  {unenlightening}] 




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