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Meaning of descriptivist

de•scrip•tiv•ist

Pronunciation: (di-skrip'tu-vist), [key]
— n.
  1. a writer, teacher, or supporter of descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, or based on descriptive grammar or descriptive linguistics.
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