Example sentences for: descriptive

How can you use “descriptive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • We provide a standardized set of in situ expression images prepared using the same hybridization probes, laboratory protocols, and descriptive nomenclature.

  • Prescriptive dictionaries are becoming fewer; descriptive dictionaries are gaining in popularity.

  • There should be descriptions of the study groups, including number of groups, size of group, age, gender distribution, diagnoses, treatments (including placebo), other treatment or descriptive variables, and length of treatment.

  • Quality scores can be used in several ways: as a cutoff, with the meta-analysis including only studies above some minimum score; as a weighting value, with studies with higher quality scores being given more weight in the analysis; or as a descriptive characteristic of the study, used in explaining study variability and heterogeneity.

  • True, there is not much subtlety in calling a gun a cannon , a ship a canoe , or an incompetent prizefighter a canvasback ; but that a canoe inspector is a gynecologist is not immediately obvious, that Cement City might be thought picturesquely oblique for a cemetery, and that chain lightning is certainly as descriptive as rotgut for cheap potent liquor cannot escape anyone's notice.


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