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Meaning of PURPOSIVE

Pronunciation:  'purpusiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having a purpose; "purposive behavior"
  2. [adj]  having or showing or acting with a purpose or design; "purposive behavior"
 

PURPOSIVE is a 9 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: goal-directed, nonrandom, purposeful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pur"po*sive\, a.
Having or indicating purpose or design. ``Purposive
characters.'' --Bastian.

      Purposive modification of structure in a bone. --Owen.

      It is impossible that the frog should perform actions
      morepurposive than these.                --Huxley.

 

 

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