Definition of Communicative

1. Adjective. Of or relating to communication. "Communicative arts"

Derivative terms: Communicate
Partainyms: Communication

2. Adjective. Able or tending to communicate. "Was a communicative person and quickly told all she knew"

Definition of Communicative

1. a. Inclined to communicate; ready to impart to others.

Definition of Communicative

1. Adjective. Someone or something which tends to eagerly and effectively communicate. ¹

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Definition of Communicative

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Communicative

communication equipment
communication mix
communication studies
communication system
communication theory
communication trench
communications intelligence
communications media
communications protocol
communications satellite
communications technology
communications zone
communicative (current term)
communion table
communion wafer

Literary usage of Communicative

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Essentials of æsthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and by George Lansing Raymond (1921)
"ART AS REPRESENTATIVE RATHER THAN communicative OF THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS. Artistic Treatment does Not Increase, and may Diminish the communicative Qualities ..."

2. A Practical Treatise on Rail-roads, and Interior Communication in General by Nicholas Wood (1838)
"Relative Powers of Evaporation of radiant and communicative Caloric. Mr. Robert Stephenson has favoured us with a very interesting experiment, ..."

3. Socializing the Child: A Guide to the Teaching of History in the Primary Grades by Sarah Ann Dynes (1916)
"If this communicative instinct is to make healthy growth, ... The Child's communicative Instinct. The teacher should also take advantage of the child's ..."

4. The Lancet (1842)
"... will your anonymous correspondent at Lincoln, who seems to know something about tbe matter, be more communicative 1 The answers to these questions are ..."

5. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell (1826)
"She was sensible, ingenious, unassuming, yet communicative. I recollect, with satisfaction, many pleasing hours which I passed with her under the hospitable ..."

6. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1879)
"Purposes and intentions of individuals with respect to the adjustment stimulus do however make possible within the domain of communicative language the ..."

7. Annals of the American Pulpit: Or, Commemorative Notices of Distinguished by William Buell Sprague (1861)
"He was remarkably industrious and punctual, and although grave, and at times stern, in his manners, he was cheerful and communicative in his hours of ..."

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