Definitions for conativeˈkɒn ə tɪv, ˈkoʊ nə-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.)
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.
Origin: From conatio
of or pertaining to conation
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