One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Not providing particularly useful or interesting information.
- ‘The quantities measured and calculated all span a wide range of values, with strongly skewed frequency distributions, and linear scatter diagrams of pairs of variables are quite uninformative.’
- ‘We excluded studies closing early due to poor recruitment as uninformative for our purposes but included studies closing early for other reasons (for example, interim results).’
- ‘After his uninformative briefing, we wrote to Mr. Clarke asking for written answers to specific questions: Why was there no threat assessment?’
- ‘Well, in my case I have been using the word ‘spectacle’ to mean the sensationalist or, more precisely, uninformative aspect of a visual image.’
- ‘In the phylogenetic analysis, 42 sites were parsimony informative, 47 were uninformative and 380 were constant.’
- ‘Perhaps unsurprisingly, presidential memoirs are usually dull, uninformative and embarrassingly self-congratulatory.’
- ‘With only one day to go before the New Zealand election, things have turned decidedly weird in a campaign that could best be described as nasty, uninspiring, and completely uninformative.’
- ‘Studio interviews are fatuous and location shots and features are so uninformative that they have to be spiced up with distorted camera angles and background music.’
- ‘The latest, about twenty-somethings in the 70s and now, is just as uninformative and nebulous as every other piece of generation-related newsprint spewed out since the dawn of time.’
- ‘There's something about that feels uninformative.’
- ‘It should be noted that informative and uninformative cueing does not simply correspond to central and peripheral cueing.’
- ‘It strikes me as almost completely uninformative.’
- ‘Their website is almost completely uninformative as it relates entirely to the technical aspects of their work and the history of those technical aspects.’
- ‘Many proposed studies have inadequate designs that might lead to an invalid or uninformative answer to an otherwise useful question, but ethics committees can also create hazards to scientific validity.’
- ‘Their record sleeves and videos are cryptic, self-mythologising, deliberately uninformative.’
- ‘For many years, I mistakenly believed that the reason political interviews were such a pointless, uninformative exercise was that interviewers were not asking the right questions.’
- ‘I don't wish for much, and expect less, but as a journalist the most difficult chore in the year is to have to listen to countless colourless and uninformative speeches.’
- ‘However, we wished to exclude other information from these analyses and so selected uninformative prior distributions that would not contribute to the posterior distributions.’
- ‘The Q & A attached to the announcement is far too tedious and uninformative to bother you with, but you'll be pleased to know that the name change won't cause slippage.’
- ‘I possess one civil but entirely uninformative letter from him.’
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