Definition of Descriptivism

1. Noun. (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements have a truth value.




2. Noun. (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting descriptive linguistics.
Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Category relationships: Linguistics

Definition of Descriptivism

1. Noun. (linguistics) describing realistic forms, as opposed to prescribing idealistic norms, of linguistic usage. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Descriptivism

descriptive-geometry
descriptive adjective
descriptive anatomy
descriptive anthropology
descriptive clause
descriptive ethics
descriptive geometries
descriptive geometry
descriptive linguistics
descriptive myology
descriptive psychiatry
descriptive statistics
descriptively
descriptiveness
descriptives
descriptivism (current term)
descriptivist
descriptivists
descriptivity
descriptor
descriptors
descrive
descrived
descrives
descry
descrying
deseasonalize
deseasonalized
deseasonalizes
deseasonalizing

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