What does purposive mean?

Definitions for purposiveˈpɜr pə sɪv

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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"


  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


  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

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