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  • descriptive — 1. adjective a) Of, or relating to description. b) Of an adjective, stating an attribute of the associated noun (as heavy in the heavy dictionary). Ant: prescriptive, normative …   Wiktionary

  • Descriptive statistics — quantitatively describe the main features of a collection of data.[1] Descriptive statistics are distinguished from inferential statistics (or inductive statistics), in that descriptive statistics aim to summarize a data set, rather than use the… …   Wikipedia

  • Descriptive geometry — is the branch of geometry which allows the representation of three dimensional objects in two dimensions, by using a specific set of procedures. The resulting techniques are important for engineering, architecture, design and in art. [1] Drawing… …   Wikipedia

  • Descriptive knowledge — Descriptive knowledge, also declarative knowledge or propositional knowledge, is the species of knowledge that is, by its very nature, expressed in declarative sentences or indicative propositions. This distinguishes descriptive knowledge from… …   Wikipedia

  • non|re|stric|tive — «NON rih STRIHK tihv», adjective. 1. Grammar. adding descriptive detail that is not an essential part of the sentence. Modifiers which do not limit the meaning of a noun but add a descriptive detail are nonrestrictive modifiers. 2. not… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Non-fiction — (or nonfiction) is the form of any narrative, account, or other communicative work whose assertions and descriptions are understood to be fact. This presentation may be accurate or not that is, it can give either a true or a false account of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Non-westernized concepts of male sexuality — may vary considerably from concepts of sexual orientation prevalent in Western culture [Re Orienting Desire: The Gay International and the Arab World, Review of Joseph Massad’s book: Desiring Arabs from the site:… …   Wikipedia

  • non-governmental organizations — (NGOs) refer to private, non profit, self governing and voluntary organizations. Two broad types of organizations in China fall roughly within this definition, namely, ‘social organizations’ (shehui tuanti) and ‘private non profit work units’… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • Descriptive psychology — Psychology …   Wikipedia

  • Non-logical symbol — In logic, the formal languages used to create expressions consist of symbols which can be broadly divided into constants and variables. The constants of a language can further be divided into logical symbols and non logical symbols (sometimes… …   Wikipedia

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