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descriptive

adjective characterizing, circumstantial, classificatory, clear, definitional, definitive, delineative, detailed, eloquent, explanatory, explicatory, expository, graphic, identifying, illuminating, illustrative, interpretive, lifelike, narrative, particularized, photographic, pictorial, realistic, representative, revealing, specific, true to life, vivid, well-drawn
Associated concepts: descriptive calls, descriptive term, deecriptive trade name, descriptive trademark, descriptive word
See also: demonstrative, detailed, illustrative, informatory, narrative
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Strictly speaking, linguistic prescriptions are better or worse for their purposes, rather than true or false in a realist sense.
Linguistic prescriptions must be put forward for useful reasons.
This is yet another way that statements about linguistic prescriptions could be understood as meaningful, without the need for external metaphysical commitment.