Definitions for conativeˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-

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  1. conative(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a striving action.

    The conative, as opposed to the cognitive or affective, relates to purposeful, but not necessarily ultimately rational, action.

  2. Origin: From conatio

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  1. Conative(adj)

    of or pertaining to conation

  2. Origin: [See Conatus.]

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