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Adjective: descriptive  di'skrip-tiv
  1. Serving to describe, inform or characterized by description
    "the descriptive variable"; "a descriptive passage"
  2. (linguistics) of or relating to an approach to linguistic analysis that aims at the description of a language's forms, structures and usage
    "descriptive grammar"

Antonym: prescriptive, undescriptive

Encyclopedia: Descriptive