Definition of informative adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈfɔːmətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈfɔːrmətɪv//
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giving useful information The talk was both informative and entertaining. Findings suggest that while television is more informative than the press, it is less persuasive. opposite uninformative Word Originlate Middle English (in the sense ‘formative, giving life or shape’): from medieval Latin informativus, from Latin informare ‘give form to, instruct’, from in- ‘into’ + forma ‘a form’.Extra examples The survey proved highly informative. The book is not very informative about local customs. The talk was both entertaining and informative.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: informative