AskDefine | Define purposive

Dictionary Definition

purposive adj
1 having or showing or acting with a purpose or design; "purposive behavior"
2 having a purpose; "purposive behavior" [syn: goal-directed]

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English

Adjective

purposive
  1. Serving a particular purpose.
  2. Done or made with a conscious purpose.
  3. Pertaining to purpose.
  4. determined, resolute
  5. Of a clause or conjunction: expressing purpose.

Translations

expressing purpose (grammar)
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