Definitions for conativeˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

co•na•tionkoʊˈneɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the aspect of mental life having to do with purposive behavior, including desiring, resolving, and striving.

    Category: Psychology, Cognition

Origin of conation:

1605–15; < L cōnātiō an effort =cōnā(rī) to try +-tiō -tion

con•a•tiveˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-(adj.)


  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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conative(adj)

    of or pertaining to conation


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