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Definition of "communicative" []

  • Inclined to communicate readily; talkative. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to communication. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "communicative" in a sentence
  • "… Learners do not find room to speak as themselves, to use language in communicative encounters, to create text, to stimulate responses from fellow learners, or to find solutions to relevant problems (pp 8-9)."
  • "Cognitive theorists might add that the attention to meaning required in communicative interaction requires that learners ‘park’ their concern for formal accuracy, and thereby develop strategies – such as ‘chunking’ – that promote fluency."
  • "Anyone who works with those who do not speak know that the word 'non-verbal' used to mean 'non-communicative' is just a falsehood."