What does purposive mean?

Definitions for purposiveˈpɜr pə sɪv

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purposive.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purposive(adj)

    having or showing or acting with a purpose or design

    "purposive behavior"

  2. goal-directed, purposive(adj)

    having a purpose

    "purposive behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. purposive(Adjective)

    Serving a particular purpose; adapted to a given purpose, especially through natural evolution.

  2. purposive(Adjective)

    Done or performed with a conscious purpose or intent.

  3. purposive(Adjective)

    Pertaining to purpose, as reflected in behaviour or mental activity.

  4. purposive(Adjective)

    Relating to purpose.

  5. purposive(Adjective)

    Possessed of a firm purpose; determined, resolute.

  6. purposive(Adjective)

    Of a clause or conjunction: expressing purpose.

  7. Origin: From . Compare purpositive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purposive(adj)

    having or indicating purpose or design

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purposive in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purposive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of purposive

  1. purposivepurposivepurposive


Translations for purposive

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for purposive »

Translation

Find a translation for the purposive definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these purposive definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"purposive." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 22 Oct. 2017. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/purposive>.

Are we missing a good definition for purposive? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for purposive:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.