Supplementary vs Descriptive - What's the difference?

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Supplementary is a related term of descriptive.

As adjectives the difference between supplementary and descriptive

is that supplementary is additional; added to supply what is wanted while descriptive is of or relating to description.

As a noun descriptive is

(grammar) an adjective (or other descriptive word).




(en adjective)
  • Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
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    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to description.
  • (grammar) Of an adjective, stating an attribute of the associated noun (as heavy'' in ''the heavy dictionary ).
  • (linguistics)   Describing the structure, grammar, vocabulary and actual use of a language.
  • (science, philosophy) Describing and seeking to classify, as opposed to normative or prescriptive.
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  • , author=John T. Jost , title=Social Justice: Is It in Our Nature (and Our Future)? , volume=100, issue=2, page=162 , magazine=(American Scientist) citation , passage=He draws eclectically on studies of baboons, descriptive anthropological accounts of hunter-gatherer societies and, in a few cases, the fossil record.}}


    * (science) prescriptive, normative, non-descriptive

    Derived terms

    * descriptively * descriptiveness * descriptive ethics * descriptive geometry * descriptive statistics


    (en noun)
  • (grammar) An adjective (or other descriptive word)
  • See also

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