Definitions for purposiveˈpɜr pə sɪv
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pur•pos•iveˈpɜr pə sɪv(adj.)
having or acting with a purpose or intention.
serving some purpose.
Origin of purposive:
having or showing or acting with a purpose or design
having a purpose
Serving a particular purpose; adapted to a given purpose, especially through natural evolution.
Done or performed with a conscious purpose or intent.
Pertaining to purpose, as reflected in behaviour or mental activity.
Relating to purpose.
Possessed of a firm purpose; determined, resolute.
Of a clause or conjunction: expressing purpose.
Origin: From . Compare purpositive.
having or indicating purpose or design
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