Meaning of instructive

in•struc•tive

Pronunciation: (in-struk'tiv), [key]
— adj.
  1. serving to instruct or inform; conveying instruction, knowledge, or information; enlightening.
  2. noting a case, as in Finnish, whose distinctive function is to indicate means by which.
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