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English Dictionary: descriptively by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. by giving a description; "these topics need to be treated not just descriptively"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Descriptive \De*scrip"tive\, a. [L. descriptivus: cf. F.
      Tending to describe; having the quality of representing;
      containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a
      descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story
      descriptive of the age.
      {Descriptive anatomy}, that part of anatomy which treats of
            the forms and relations of parts, but not of their
      {Descriptive geometry}, that branch of geometry. which treats
            of the graphic solution of problems involving three
            dimensions, by means of projections upon auxiliary planes.
            --Davies & Peck (Math. Dict. ) -- {De*scrip"tive*ly}, adv.
            -- {De*scrip"tive*ness}, n.
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