Definitions for affectiveˈæf ɛk tɪv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

af•fec•tiveˈæf ɛk tɪv(adj.)

  1. caused by or expressing emotion or feeling; emotional.

  2. causing emotion or feeling.

Origin of affective:

1540–50; < ML

af•fec•tiv•i•tyˌæf ɛkˈtɪv ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. affectional, affective, emotive(adj)

    characterized by emotion


  1. affective(Adjective)

    Relating to, resulting from, or influenced by the emotions.

  2. affective(Adjective)

    Emotional; emotionally charged.

  3. Origin: From affectivus, from affectus, past participle of afficere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Affective(adj)

    tending to affect; affecting

  2. Affective(adj)

    pertaining to or exciting emotion; affectional; emotional


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